The 2020 Nissan Titan receives a significant refresh that brings both cosmetic and mechanical updates. This week, the spruced-up truck is making its official debut at the State Fair of Texas.

In terms of exterior design, the Titan receives new headlights with revised LED daytime running light patterns, as well as a new front bumper, foglights, and wheel designs. PRO-4X models get a blacked-out grille while the SL and Platinum Reserve get a satin chrome one. To further distinguish the PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trims, Nissan gave them a black and satin chrome tailgate, respectively. Nissan also says that the new LED headlights and daytime running lights on higher trims of the 2020 Titan pickup are brighter than before.

Some of the biggest changes on the 2020 Nissan Titan occur under the hood. The full-size truck now gets an updated 5.6-liter V-8 with 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Nissan has also replaced the aging seven-speed automatic transmission with a new nine-speed unit that has a shorter gear ratio (3.692:1 versus the outgoing gearbox’s 2.937:1) for improved acceleration. Rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations continue to be available on the 2020 Titan. PRO-4X models add additional off-road capability with features like hill descent control, an electronic locking differential, and hill hold.

Major cabin updates were made to the 2020 Nissan Titan. An 8.0-inch touchscreen now comes standard on all Titan models, and you can upgrade to a larger 9.0-inch unit on more expensive models. A 7.0-inch instrument cluster display is also available on the full-size truck, and it displays key driving data and vehicle information. The latest NissanConnect infotainment system comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and it can receive over-the-air software updates. An optional 12-speaker, 485-watt Fender audio system returns as the upgrade stereo on mid- and top-end 2020 Titan models. A large panoramic moonroof is also offered for the first time on higher trims.

Nissan Safety Shield 360 now comes standard on all 2020 Titan trucks. It bundles together front and rear automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, high beam assist, and lane departure warning. Optional driver assistance features include traffic sign recognition, a driver alertness monitor, adaptive cruise control, and a surround view camera system.

When it goes on sale early next year, the refreshed 2020 Nissan Titan pickup will be offered in five grades and two cab styles. Unlike other Nissan vehicles, the 2020 Titan will have a five-year or 100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty instead of the usual three-year or 36,000-mile one. Nissan hasn’t announced whether its full-size pickup will finally add a less powerful V-6 engine option or if the larger Titan XD will return. In fact, when we asked about the smaller engine last year, Nissan said it didn’t have a timetable for its rollout.

Source: Nissan

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