Looking instantly recognizable, the model adopts a new “Powerful Warrior” design which emphasizes the truck’s "solid-beam construction and commanding presence."
Starting up front, there’s a bold new grille which is available in three different designs. It is flanked by new LED headlights that feature so-called “double boomerang” LED daytime running lights.
Further below, there’s a redesigned bumper with sharper lines and angular accents. It also incorporates new rectangular fog lights.
The styling changes are less extensive out back, but the truck has been equipped with new taillights and revised tailgate finishers. Other changes include LED bed lighting, restyled wheels and a revised color palette that now includes Red Alert, Baja Storm and Cardinal Red Metallic.
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Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a new instrument cluster that now features a 7-inch driver information display. The model also comes equipped with a new 8-inch infotainment system, while a 9-inch "Integrated Command Center" is also available. The latter features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well as an integrated WiFi router.
Other updates include extra interior storage, additional assist grips and a new "flexible smartphone holder/charging system." The Titan Crew Cab can also be equipped with a newly optional dual panel panoramic moonroof which is one of the largest in the segment.
The 2020 Titan comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of driver assistance systems. These include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. The model can also be equipped with a number of other features Intelligent Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition and an Intelligent Around View Monitor – just to name a few.
Under the hood, there’s an upgraded 5.6-liter V8 engine that now produces 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS) and 413 lb-ft (559 Nm) of torque. This is an improvement of 10 hp (7 kW / 10 PS) and 19 lb-ft (26 Nm).
The engine is connected to a new nine-speed automatic transmission which replaces the previous seven-speed unit. Nissan says it will provide "smoother and faster acceleration."
The petrol engine is the only option for 2020 as the 5.0-liter Cummins V8 turbodiesel engine has been dropped to "help better position Nissan in the long term." It’s sad to see it go, but the engine reportedly wasn’t very popular with consumers.
The 2020 Titan will go on sale early next year and pricing will be announced closer to launch.