Nissan Titan Warrior Concept Spotlighted At 2016 Detroit Auto Show
Nissan stole the spotlight and took center stage with the dramatic world debut of its bold new Titan Warrior Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
Widely regarded as the world’s premier automotive showcase, the NAIAS, also known as the Detroit Auto Show, drew thousands of media, automotive industry executives, and members of the general public to the two-week event held at the cavernous Cobo Convention Center on the banks of the Detroit River. President Obama also attended the NAIAS, underscoring its importance to the U.S. automotive industry.
Nissan Titan: The Heart Of A Warrior
Based on the recent “Project Titan” which sent two U.S. military veterans representing the Wounded Warrior Project® on an extraordinary journey through the backwoods of Alaska, the bespoke Titan Warrior is envisioned to be “adventure-ready” with a desert-racing design that Joe Lorio of Car And Driver Magazine called “transformative.” He noted that the Titan Warrior is almost three inches taller and six inches wider than a standard Titan, with imposing 37-inch off-road tires.
Bold & Aggressive New Look
“Against a backdrop of matte-gray paint, Nissan designers have created a unique look for the Warrior. Starting from the top down, there are roof-mounted low-profile LED off-road lights (six per side), and a spoiler is integrated into the rear of the cab,” Car And Driver’s Lorio observed. He went on to say that, “All trim is rendered in gloss black. The restyled hood includes functional air vents and flows into the all-black grille. New LED headlights take the shape of interlocking Cs. The wider fenders sport gloss-black flares that integrate side-marker lights. Orange accents and matte-silver elements brighten the lower body. At the front is a custom lower fascia with a skid plate while at the rear, the restyled tailgate features a large black trim panel and is topped by another spoiler. The redesigned rear bumper incorporates quad exhaust outlets.”
According to Randy Rodriquez, Project Lead Designer, the vision of the Titan Warrior Concept is “an image of armor.” Watch the video below to hear more commentary from Rodriquez on the all-new Nissan Titan Warrior.
“When you look at the front end of the truck,” Rodriquez explained, “it’s like a helmet has been put on the front of it. The skid plate almost becomes the front bumper as a protective shield for the front that interlocks into the grille. The lighting signatures really play off the Titan ‘T’ logo front and rear.” Rodriguez also points to the extensive use of composite materials to make the truck more lightweight and strong while being more impact absorbing.
On other words, this is one big, bad, awesome-looking brute of a full-size truck that’s ready to flex its titanic muscles and go head-to-head with the best, including Ford’s F-150 Raptor. The American-sourced Titan Warrior Concept was designed in California, engineered in Michigan, tested in Arizona, assembled in Mississippi, and is powered by an American-made Cummins 5.0-liter turbodiesel V8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Built For Any Adventure
According to Car And Driver, the Titan Warrior Concept features an entirely new long-travel suspension that features internal-bypass coil-over shocks in the front and internal-bypass reservoir shocks in the rear. In fact, just about all of the Warrior’s suspension components are bigger and beefier.
“The interior is tweaked, as well, with black cloth-and-leather seats with orange accents, machined-aluminum steering-wheel spokes, and a trio of auxiliary gauges atop the center dash, additional toggle switches, and a center console with heated and cooled cup holders,” declared Lorio.
“Truck buyers have a seemingly insatiable appetite for more content and more unique offerings,” said José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America, Inc. “Even though our all-new 2016 TITAN just started arriving at Nissan dealers nationwide last month, we are already exploring new territory where TITAN might go in the future.”
“Nissan has always pushed the boundaries of traditional automotive design and engineering, from our Nissan GT-R supercar to the new TITAN,” explained Muñoz. “We do this with a clear conviction that there are buyers out there who appreciate something everyone else does not have. A ‘work hard, play harder, get bigger’ TITAN certainly does the job. As we launch the all-new 2016 TITAN, the TITAN Warrior Concept was conceived to share our team’s pride and excitement to be back in the truck market in a big way,” added Muñoz. “The team delivered.”
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