2016 Detroit Auto Show LIVE: Nissan Titan Warrior Concept [gallery] image

Nissan has decided to surprise us during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and introduced as a world premiere the very bold 2016 Titan Warrior concept.

Looking decidedly ready to handle a Walking Dead “zompocalypse” the new pickup truck concept has all the aggressiveness needed to survive in such dreadful conditions. The prototype sources the 2016 Titan XD and treats it to a very extreme transformation with a “Modern Armor” exterior. We have a completely reworked body which is wider on each side by three inches (7.6 centimeters), sits higher from the ground by almost three inches to make way for those “tiny” off-road 37-inch tires which use “puny” 18-inch alloys featuring a machined aluminum trim. This hypothetical Titan XD also gains a matte-gunmetal “Thunder” paint with “Magna” orange and black accents. Unique LED headlights and custom taillights complete the exterior changes together with the quad exhaust tips and side sill protectors – the rugged appearance is signaled by the front & rear aluminum skid plates.

Moving inside the cabin we find an “indestructible” design with Nissan calling it as taking cues from chronograph – designers used carbon fiber, leather, and polished chrome. Under the hood we see the same turbodiesel 5.0-liter V8 Cummins engine delivering 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque to a heavy-duty six-speed automatic gearbox. While the model certainly looks exciting and could have the potential to represent an interesting competitor for the equally menacing Ford F-150 Raptor, Nissan has been mum about the potential introduction of a hardcore Titan XD for now.