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2017 Nissan Titan Midnight Edition: A Quick Overview

2017 Nissan Titan Midnight Edition: A Quick Overview

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Last week, to coincide with the eclipse in the U.S., Nissan launched a new Midnight Edition for the Titan, Titan XD, Frontier, Altima, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue and Sentra.


The special edition is all blacked out and includes black body colour, black trim, black wheels and almost black interior. The sedan version of the Midnight Edition has been around for a little while Titan, Titan XD and Frontier were added last week. According to Nissan, the sedan variants of the Midnight Edition have been selling twice as fast as their standard models.


They Japanese automaker expects the Titan and Titan XD Midnight Edition to be just as popular.


2017 Nissan Titan 


Any truck that looks to take on incumbent domestic brands is brave. Any vehicle looking to take market share from the insanely popular Ford F-150 has to have something special to offer. Fortunately, the 2017 Nissan Titan is both brave and something special.


Introduced in 2015, the Japanese truck is built in Mississippi and is doing well by all accounts. It will never sell in similar numbers to the F-150 but it does hold its own and competes better with Chevy and Toyota than with Ford.


The design is chunky and masculine while also being rounded and approachable. It’s a big truck but has a distinctive look that makes it stand out from the crowd in a good way. The smooth panels and rounded edges take some of the burliness away while high ground clearance and large load bed ensures practicality is still at the centre of things.


As always, Nissan cabin quality is superb with a very clean looking interior. Materials quality and design is top notch and interior space is generous. Depending on how you specify your Titan, the interior can be practical or luxurious.


The 5.6-litre Endurance V8 produces a decent 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. It uses Nissan Direct Injection System and Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) to deliver decent gas mileage and a smooth seven speed automatic transmission to keep things under control.


With single and crew cab options with three bed lengths, there is a truck here for most uses. There are five trim options too, S, SV, SL, Pro-4X and Platinum Reserve across both cab types. Each offers a range of features from hill descent control, Bilstein dampers, tow package, trailer brake controller and other practicalities.


Nissan intend the Titan to remain a serious contender in the truck market and this version lays the gauntlet down firmly. I think it is an excellent truck well worth considering if you’re in the market for one.


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