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Refreshing or Revolting: 2016 Nissan Titan

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/7/2015 Erick Ayapana
Refreshing or Revolting: 2016 Nissan Titan

Last month’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show was packed with new truck debuts and the 2016 Nissan Titan was among them. The 2016 Titan’s new 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V-8 (310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque) stole much of the attention, but so did the trucks new sheetmetal. Now it’s time to concentrate on its new look and determine if it’s refreshing or revolting.

Bigger is better in the truck world, at least when it comes to grilles. The new Titan’s mug is definitely larger and more dramatic than the outgoing model with a Nissan badge that’s a whopping eight inches wide. Certain trim levels are fitted with LED headlights and accent lamps, while the grille and bumper design and finishes also vary by model.

The truck’s side profile now features front fenders with air vents (Titan XD model), while a number of wheel options include 18-inchers with a smoked finish. The Titan XD gets large side view mirrors with available puddle lamps, while the lower edge of the doors and wheel wells can be finished in a contrasting color.

2016 Nissan Titan© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Nissan Titan

The back end features larger redesigned taillights and a sculpted tailgate. Badges are larger compared to the last-gen model, including the “Titan” badge that’s placed on the lower edge of the tailgate. The interior received a much needed upgraded as well. Soft touch materials are used throughout, while new available premium options include wood-like finishes for the steering wheel and dashboard.

Is the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan refreshing or revolting? Let us know in the comments below.

Last week’s edition of Refreshing or Revolting featured the 2016 Acura NSX. “This car looks awesome,” said michaelefrem. “Acura needs to take some of these styling cues and use them in their regular car lineup.” STPeter, however, isn’t sold. “The styling looks tired already, and the bird beak grille doesn’t do it any favors.”

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