2016 Chicago Auto Show: 2017 Nissan Titan image

The Japanese automaker has decided to reveal more significant details concerning the 2017 Titan pickup truck during the ongoing 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

The fans will have to look hard to find the differences between the 2017 Titan and the Titan XD as the duo is practically identical, with the half-ton Titan set to go against the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500. The automaker will offer the truck in three different cab forms – single cab, king cab, and crew cab – as well as three different bed lengths that will span 5.5-, 6.5-, and 8-feet in length. While the design looks identical, the Titan is actually using an entirely separate chassis than the one used on the Titan XD and as such is actually noticeably smaller than the XD. For example, the Titan Crew Cab is 14.7 inches shorter than the Titan XD Crew Cab and packs an 11.8 inch shorter wheelbase. “The Titan and Titan XD do not share any common chassis components. Even the lug nuts are different,” commented on the situation the Nissan North America Director of Product Planning for Trucks, SUVs, and Commercial Vehicles.

Motivation comes in the form of two different gasoline choices – the base model will feature a yet to be revealed V6 engine and the top end versions will boast a 5.6-liter V8 engine that churns out 390 horsepower and 401 pound of torque. It will be paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission that can be mated to an optional all-wheel drive system. More info will become available as we near the model’s launch, tipped for this summer.