2020 Nissan Titan Xd Spied With New Grille And Minimal Camo

2020 Nissan Titan XD spied with new grille and minimal camo

Nissan is preparing a mid-cycle update for its Titan pickup truck, of which we caught our first glimpse of in the beginning of May. That truck had its grille and rear fully wrapped in camouflage, but this one rips much of that off. This truck appears to be the more capable XD version of the Titan, whereas the previous truck was just a normal Titan — the Cummins logo on the side is a dead giveaway if all the other "heavy duty" truck elements weren't enough already.

The grille looks like it actually loses some of its bite from before, which is opposite the trend of big-ole grilles on trucks nowadays. Instead of the strong, vertical bars on the previous truck, Nissan has made the whole thing into a cleaner horizontal bar and honeycomb design. Its shape has changed a bit, with the squared-off sides getting a slight kink toward the bottom.

Nissan Reveals Ultimate Parks Titan For Overland Expo West

Nissan reveals Ultimate Parks Titan for Overland Expo West

The annual Overland Expo West is set to occur this weekend at the Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Ariz.. Celebrating the great outdoors and the vehicles that get enthusiasts to its less-traveled spots, Nissan decided to steal some of the limelight with two decked-out trucks. One is a Frontier-based concept, and the other is this "Ultimate Parks Titan," which will be donated to the Grand Canyon Service Conservancy in a partnership with the National Park Foundation.

As part of Nissan's "Calling all Titans" campaign, Nissan will be donating this decked-out Titan XD gas model for use by the conservancy as part of celebrating the Grand Canyon's centennial as a national park. This is one of three trucks Nissan has donated to a major nonprofit organization, showcasing the automaker's dedication to giving back to those who serve the public. The other donated trucks include the "Ultimate Service Titan" for the American Red Cross, and the "Ultimate Work Titan" for Habitat for Humanity.

2020 Nissan Titan Getting A Light Refresh Inside And Out

2020 Nissan Titan getting a light refresh inside and out

The 2020 Nissan Titan full-size pickup truck has been spotted testing, and it appears to be getting a light refresh. This will be the first update since the truck was redesigned for the 2017 model year (2016 for the Titan XD). The updates are clearly mild, but some of them should be solid improvements.

There isn't much we can see from the outside due to some very thorough camouflage. But from what we can see, changes will be quite subtle. The bumper and its main grille appear to be unchanged from the current model. The overall headlight, grille, taillight and tailgate designs are roughly the same, too. So we suspect changes will just be to grille designs and the look of the lighting elements.

Nissan's Building An Ultimate Titan For The National Parks Foundation

Nissan's building an Ultimate Titan for the National Parks Foundation

Nissan is about to paint another mechanical picture using the Titan full-sized pickup as a canvas. We only get a teaser sketch of what will be next in the Ultimate Titan line of trucks with dedicated purposes. This one has been designed to serve the National Parks Foundation (NPF), the official charity of the National Park Service. This is another way Nissan's highlighting U.S. parks this year. In February, Nissan matched NPF donations 2-to-1 to help restore the protected landscapes after the government shutdown.

Last October the carmaker created the Ultimate Service Titan to help the Red Cross. That was based on a Titan XD Midnight Edition Crew Cab, replacing the bed with a climate-controlled Lightweight Bed Box from B&S Customizing. Last month Nissan unveiled the Ultimate Work Titan, a rig for the home-building work carried out by Habitat for Humanity. That also started with the Titan XD Midnight Crew Cab Edition with a custom desk and file storage system in the back seat of the cab, and a traditional bed holding a lockable storage system, tools, and a ladder rack.

Nissan Introduces Rocky Ridge Packages For Frontier, Titan And Armada

Nissan introduces Rocky Ridge packages for Frontier, Titan and Armada

Nissan is teaming with upfitter Rocky Ridge Trucks to offer customized appearance packages and lift kits for the Titan, Titan XD and Frontier pickups, as well as the full-size Armada SUV.

The packages all start with suspension lift kits — 6 inches for the Titan XD and Titan, 2.5 inches for the Frontier and 3 inches for the Armada. They also include custom wheels and all-terrain performance tires. All are now available through participating Nissan dealerships, with financing offered through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. Rocky Ridge also matches all Nissan factory warranties, including the Titan's bumper-to-bumper five-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Nissan And Habitat For Humanity Kit Out A Titan For Building Stuff

Nissan and Habitat for Humanity kit out a Titan for building stuff

Nissan and the housing organization Habitat for Humanity have gone to work together and created this Ultimate Work Titan concept truck. Based on a Titan XD Diesel Crew Cab, the truck is an off-road capable mobile office for construction work.

Having interviewed construction site supervisors and volunteers across USA, Nissan and Habitat came up with these basic requirements for their joint venture concept: First of all, the truck needed off-road capability, without question. Second, the interior should be able to transform into a mobile office, and third, the bed would need to feature easily accessed but lockable tool storage and space for ladders.

'attack On Titan' Author Isayama Hajime Announces Marriage

'Attack on Titan' author Isayama Hajime announces marriage

Popular manga 'Attack on Titan' ('Shingeki no Kyojin') author Isayama Hajime has announced his marriage. 

In a blog entry titled 'My Last Update for 2018,' he wrote, "It's a personal matter, but I got married this year. With my companion, I will work even harder as a manga artist and a person."