With very high expectations, Nissan started the production of its most advanced pick-up truck in history. The new generation 2016 Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup entered production at its Canton, Mississippi assembly facility.
The Canton facility, originally opened in May 2003, has more than 6,000 employees and has produced more than three million vehicles to date. The facility covers 4.2 million square feet. Along with the Titan XD, models produced include Altima, Armada, Frontier, NV Cargo Van, NV Passenger Van and Murano.
The Titan XD is powered by a powerful 310-horsepower Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission. It has a maximum towing capacity rating of more than 12,000 pounds (when properly equipped).
"Trucks have been a key part of Nissan’s manufacturing heritage – with the first Titan produced here in Canton and the first ever U.S.-assembled vehicle, a Frontier pickup in Smyrna in 1983," said Steve Marsh, vice president, Manufacturing, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. "And now today we are launching the new generation Titan, a vehicle as significant – maybe more so – as the original."