We’ve known for awhile now that Nissan was planning a significant refresh for the 2020 Nissan Titan pickup. Well, now those changes are official with the reveal of the 2020 Titan; featuring an updated design inside and out, and new powertrains.
Since this is a refresh, Nissan has stuck to changing just the front and rear fascia designs. New headlights and LED running lights give the Titan a more modern appearance, while higher trim levels will upgrade to even more modern LED headlights. Revised front bumper and grille designs round out the changes. Nissan has used the refresh to give each various trim level its own distinct look, similar to Titan’s domestic competitors.
Around back Nissan has slotted in new taillights and revamped the tailgate design. In fact, PRO-4X and Reserve trim levels now feature black or satin trim to further separate the trim levels from the more pedestrian grade Titans.
Under the hood Nissan has finally updated the Titan’s 5.6-liter V-8 engine. The revisions have enabled 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Likewise, Nissan has dropped Titan’s seven-speed automatic in favor of a new nine-speed unit.
Speaking of powertrains, so far Nissan is only confirming the revised 5.6-liter. Rumors have swirled in recent years that Nissan would finally provide the Titan a base engine, such as a V-6. While the 2020 Titan was revealed at the State Fair of Texas this week, no new engines were mentioned. The Titan XD was also not mentioned in the reveal.
Nissan is giving the 2020 Titan interior a sizable update. All versions of the truck now come standard with an eight-inch touchscreen display, while an optional nine-inch touchscreen will be found on higher-end trim levels. A seven-inch display can also be found in the instrument cluster on higher-end trim levels. All screens house the latest iteration of NissanConnect infotainment system.
Along with the additional standard toys is Nissan Safety Shield 360, standard on all 2020 Titan’s. The package includes rear automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, high beam assist and lane departure warning. A few other Nissan active safety features will remain optional, such as traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, driver alertness detection and a 360 surround view camera.
Nissan says the 2020 Titan will go on sale early next year. Expect pricing information on its five trim levels to be announced closer to the truck’s launch.