The Nissan Titan was first introduced to the world in 2003, and besides a few visual changes and some equipment changes, the truck was sold basically unchanged for more than a decade. Nissan is changing that now with an all-new second-generation truck that is bigger, more powerful, more capable, and filled with the kind of equipment and options that other truck companies just aren’t offering.

The new Titan is going to be offered in two trim levels, a standard Titan that is a modern version of the truck buyers already love, and an XD iteration that is the same truck, but uses a heavy-duty frame underneath.

To think of it in comparison to other truck makers, it’s like putting the stronger frame from an F-250 into an F-150. Along with this new heavy duty frame, the Titan XD is going to be offered with an all-new diesel engine from Cummins. This 5.0-liter V8 provides 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque, and it makes the Titan the only standard full-size truck to be offered with a V8 diesel in the US.

The new truck also looks much more aggressive and imposing than the old truck. Larger headlights, a more upright grille and muscular body work combine to give this truck a powerful look and feel. We had a chance a few weeks ago to spend some time checking out the new XD version of this truck, and we took the chance to shoot a bunch of photos. If you want to see what the future of trucks looks like for Nissan, this gallery needs to be your first stop. Enjoy!

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