I had a chance to check out the Titan XD in the metal at CIAS in Toronto last week. Great looking truck in person IMO, there wasn't much new information to soak up and the Nissan reps weren't all that informed about the XD. They knew it was coming, they knew it was big and that it would have a diesel, but outside of that they seemed more preoccupied with selling Rogues and Maximas.
Cool though were the concept sketched Nissan brought along to display with the NP1500.
Consistency. Nissan has done an excellent job on transitioning their design vision to reality with relatively few changes. Its Nissans consistency here that has me confused about the last sketch they had on display.
You can make out PRO4X printed the lower front bumper, problem is the PRO4X shares little resemblance to the concept sketches, which struck me as odd considering Nissan had been consistent to this point.
The sketch shows an idealized concept, one thats bad and brash. PRO4X isn't on terms with Fords Raptor nor RAMs Power Wagon. Could this one roque sketch serve as a signal that Nissan is interested in the high end sport truck segment?
Questions, Questions, Questions...