A Nissan official has confirmed the Japanese automaker is keen to offer its full-size Titan pick-up in “several markets” outside of North America.
“We have that intention to take Titan beyond the North American market and, yes, we have started seriously in several markets we’re entering. But I can’t tell you which ones we’ve started and where it’s going or not,” De Anda told the Australian publication.
“It could be left [-hand-drive], or it could be right; right is more challenging because there is no way you can share it with Europe, to be honest. In Europe, the roads are just too small and narrow to have a Titan.
“The most interest we have seen is from Australia and [the] Middle East. In Australia, there is a customer interest in vehicles like Titan,” he said.
Unfortunately, De Anda could offer few other concrete details.
“I cannot tell you a timeframe or which markets [are in the running] as up until now the focus has been [on] launching in the US,” he said.
“There is no deadline, but the sooner you do it the better; when you get too close to the end of a lifecycle it is better to wait for the next one. So, the sooner those things and decisions happen it is usually the better.”
The Nissan Titan is built in single-cab, king-cab and crew-cab body configurations. The pick-up can be specified in 4×2 or 4×4 guise and is powered by a 291 kW 5,6-litre petrol V8 engine mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. A V8 diesel offering 230 kW and 752 N.m is also available.