Cummins and Nissan’s TITAN XD Triple Nickel Aims at Class Land Speed Records


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We here at Economy Nissan can go on at length about the awesomeness of the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD and the power of its Cummins® 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel and how it’s all quite useful for your day-to-day needs. Nissan and Cummins, however, wanted to know if the truck could hold up as a land speed record racer, leading to the creation of the 2016 TITAN XD Triple Nickel, which was revealed earlier this month at the 2015 SEMA Show.

Cummins and Nissan have had an innovative partnership for more than five years, with excellent results, including the award winning powertrain for the all-new 2016 TITAN XD truck,” Jeff Caldwell, general manager of Global Pickup & Van Business, Cummins, told Nissan’s press site.  “Our working teams have been discussing a land-speed record racing project for some time now, and we are thrilled to debut this truck at the 2015 SEMA Show. Our founder, Clessie Cummins, would be proud of the volunteers willing to spend the time pushing his diesel to its limits.”

Truly, the TITAN XD Triple Nickel is a looker with lowered suspension and a sharp black/white Cummins livery, but it’s more about function than form. The Triple Nickel is fitted with everything from a Stroud Safety parachute to Mickey Thompson tires, and it will eventually be fitted with a roll cage and other safety equipment necessary for it to vie for class speed records.

The 2016 Nissan TITAN SD Triple Nickel will compete in the D/DT class and FIA class A-III-9, in which the current class speed records are 191 mph and 115 mph, respectively. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project.

Nissan Aims for Detroit Auto Show for 2016 Titan Debut

We’re barely a month out from the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, which was held in January, and we’re already getting news for next year’s show. Nissan has announced that it plans to have the redesigned 2016 Titan debut in Detroit next year.

In speaking with Edmunds, Dan Bedore, Nissan spokesman, said, “You will see it at Detroit Auto Show time.”

The new truck will be taking aim at the heart of the truck market. “The new Titan will get us into 93 percent of the market segment,” said Fred Diaz, in a statement, Nissan’s North American senior vice president of sales, marketing, parts, and service.

2016 Titan Debut

How different will the 2016 Titan be when it debuts?

A lack of options has been one major flaw in the current Titan model. This will be changing for 2016. Edmunds reports that the new truck will have a variety of engine to choose from, including a V6, V8, and a V6 diesel. The truck will also get the option of a regular cab—the current model only allows for either an extended cab or crew cab.

Here at Economy Nissan we are extremely excited to see the 2016 Nissan Titan. We are already counting down the days until next January.