The Warrior concept is already becoming old, although it seemed to be pretty futuristic. Debuted in 2016, it still waits for production. This off-road monster can still take the breath away from most truckers. Well, upgrades are described as armor, and this warrior is ready to fight any battle. The package is based on the Nissan Titan XD truck, which settles somewhere between half-tone and heavy-duty segment. The power output of its diesel engine is much higher than Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, or Ram 1500 can produce. On the other hand, a 5.0-liter unit can’t get close to HD classes of leading US carmakers.
Starting from where it came out with the Titan truck, Nissan explores a more aggressive, athletic lift on and off the road. Chiefs said back in 2016 that concept name found inspiration in ancient Greek mythology and their fearless warriors.
2020 Nissan Titan Warrior vs Titan XD
The biggest change from the base Titan XD Crew Cab to 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior is a full overhaul. Up front, the company set up a custom upper and lower steering angle with swinging joints and internal overrun sockets. The rear system comes with custom injectors, custom length shafts and axles, and rear lifting suspension. Nissan also added front and rear air suspension system. The Warrior maintains the length of the standard truck but has an increased height (81,5 inches compared to 79 inches) and the width (86,6 compared to 81 inches). The truck is going to use 18-inch alloy wheel and 37 in heavy-duty tires.
Why 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior is wider and higher? The company installed a robotic “modern armor” concept, removing the edges and setting a tough, advanced look. There are also similarities with Warrior and Titan XD. We can find the same carved edges, recognizable front and rear LED lighting, default four exhaust pipes and new aerodynamics. Magma Orange and black color emphasize the addition of some pops against the usual thunderous mat-gunmetal paint. Perhaps the most interesting visible attribute of Titan Warrior is roof-integrated LED light for off-road adventures. Trucks with such features are usual at SEMA show and these are rare upgrades on production models. However, the Titan Warrior accepts this huge step by adding roof lights as a standard option.
The interior includes a customized steering wheel rotated from the aluminum block. There are also drink holders on the center console, switches for off-road equipment and auxiliary meters. The combination of the charcoal, chrome, and leather elements are creating an upscale impression. Also, the cockpit offers Magma Orange highlights, to bring some exterior styling to the cabin.
2020 Nissan Titan Warrior Specs
The concept vehicle was very muscular outside. It is the same under the hood. A turbodiesel Cummins unit powers the truck with 310 hp and 555 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the off-road Warrior is going to use an all-wheel drive. The 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior can tow up to 13,000 pounds. It is over 4,000 pounds more than the standard model. A 5.0-liter Cummins diesel is coming in pair with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard configuration is a 5.6-liter V8 petrol drivetrain, which also uses a different gearbox, eight-speed transmission. It creates more power (390 horsepower), but it lacks twist (400 lb-ft). A petrol engine consumes more fuel than diesel, but EPA is not making tests. Whatsoever, the 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior will be much heavier than the standard Titan XD thanks to the new armor.
The 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior will be under the special treatment. This kind of concept was never available on the US market before. We could see a lot of upgrades on some other models, but none of them was close to the production. Of course, Toyota Tundra and the TRD Pro package are very close. There are also rumors about the diesel engine, which would make the Tundra TRD Pro a true competitor to the Titan Warrior. Whatsoever, Nissan’s model still offers unique armor. The advantage is the same compared to the Ford F-150 Raptor. However, the Blue Oval company is delivering a monster that produces 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Nissan Titan Warrior Release Date
Warrior concept dates back from 2016. Meanwhile, we could listen every year about the start of the production. But now, it seems like the Japanese carmaker needs it more than ever. Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Ram 1500 entered the new generation. The 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior will be the refresh which will boost the popularity of the entire lineup. Not only that Titan and Titan XD will take advantage of the Warrior’s appearance, but also smaller Frontier, and even SUVs and crossovers. It seems like Nissan is slowing down, but the Japanese automaker is going to bounce back sooner or later.