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.
Speaking to Drive, Nissan’s chief product planner Pedro de Anda said the wheels were in motion for the second-generation version of the big bakkie to move into 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 , 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 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 as up until now the focus has been 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 4x2 or 4x4 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.
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