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Gasoline-powered Titan Joins Nissan Pickup Line

Making its debut at the New York International Auto Show, Nissan's 2017 Titan Crew Cab Pickup follows the previously released Titan XD, touted as the industry-first "tweener" – a truck that slots neatly between the light and heavy duty segments.

"Titan shares its aggressive style with the Titan XD, but the two vehicles are completely different underneath the skin,” said Steve Rhind, director of marketing, Nissan Canada Inc.

Built on a completely different chassis, the Titan is 14.7 inches shorter than its diesel-powered sibling.

"Even the lug nuts are different from Titan to Titan XD" said Rhind. "What's important is that these two trucks are serving a completely different type of customer."

The Titan will be available in either 4x2 or 4x4 configurations, three bed lengths (5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet) and five trim levels; S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

Under the hood is Nissan's 5.6-litre V8 gas engine with 390 hp mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Reportedly, there's a V6 engine in the works, but no details are available at this time.

The Titan is scheduled to arrive this summer, with pricing to be announced closer to its due date.