2016 Nissan Titan XD Gets "Measured Up": Video
The aftermarket scene will have products ready to sell when the all-new, 2016 Nissan Titan XD hits showroom floors later this year. That’s thanks to Nissan’s partnership with the Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA, and the individual businesses that make it up.
The video above details Nissan’s recent measurement session with several aftermarket companies all vying to get detailed measurements of many key areas on the truck in preparation for designing bolt-on parts like wheels, tonneau covers, bumpers, fender flairs, and side steps.
“Measuring sessions are really an opportunity for the entire aftermarket community to step in and really get access to these new vehicles,” says Jim Moore, Senor Director of OEM Relations for SEMA. “If you imagine a vehicle as the canvas, the aftermarket thinks of itself as the paint, so there’s a relationship there that one can’t happen without the other.”
Also present were performance types like Gale Banks, the legendary diesel tuner. That ignites high hopes of having a large aftermarket support for the all-new 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 turbodiesel. Parts might include larger turbos and intercoolers, high-flow fuel injectors, and ECU tunes. Other parts like performance brakes, axle gears, and locking differentials are likely among the mix as well.
It seems the Titan XD will have quite the laundry list of accessories ready for truck buyers – all so folks can make their rig their own.