The new generation Nissan Titan is very important for the Japanese maufacturer, as it has to convine Americans it is a better pick-up truck than its main US rivals from Ford and Chevrolet. To promote the car, Nissan released a documentary, telling how it built the Titan. It is called Truckumentary and now reaches its 8th episode.
 
This one covers the NVH and sound quality testing that takes place at Nissan"s Arizona Test Center in Stanfield, Ariz. and Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Mich.
 
Part of the challenge in engineering the Nissan Titan XD is balancing this customer desire for quietness with a still-pleasing exhaust note from the vehicle"s Cummins 5.0-liter Turbo Diesel engine.
 
John DeYoung, Senior Manager of Nissan"s Noise and Vibration Test Group, says: "People use the truck to go camping on the weekend, to go to dinner with their families, and they use it as their work vehicle. So it"s important for the truck to be functional, but just as important to be able to take phone calls and be able to work and live in the truck. Quietness is a key selling point for a lot of people for full-sized trucks now."