Nissan calls all Texans to launch of 2019 Titan trucks and all-new Altima at Texas State Fair
Introducing their Calling All Titans marketing program, Nissan unveiled the updated 2019 Titan and Titan XD trucks – putting them on first time display this week in the Truck Zone at the State Fair of Texas.
With no fanfare, but very important to car buyers, Nissan also brought along their brand new 2019 Nissan Altima five-passenger sedan. Packed full of fresh styling, technology and new powertrains, it is a must see.
2019 Nissan Titan and Titan XD
The 2019 TITAN is available in a full range of rugged half-ton models, including Single Cab, King Cab and Crew Cab body configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 drive, and a choice of up to five grade levels. Every TITAN is powered by a 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 TITAN XD lineup includes Crew Cab, King Cab and Single Cab body styles, two bed lengths, choice of a powerful Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel or Nissan 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engines, 4x4 or 4x2 drivelines and up to five well-equipped grade levels.
Refinements for the 2019 model year include a new standard 7.0-inch touchscreen audio/IT display with NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, additional USB media and charge ports for the front and back seat passengers and two new exterior colors – Moab Sunset and Midnight Pine.
Recognizing the ‘family vehicle’ nature of multi-row pickup trucks, Nissan is adding their exclusive Rear Door Alert (RDA) system standard on all King Cab and Crew Cab TITAN and TITAN XD models. The system uses the vehicle’s door sensors, horn and message display to remind drivers to check the back seat after the vehicle is parked. Nissan plans to have RDA standard on all four-door trucks, sedans and SUV nameplates by model year 2022.
New for the 2019 model year, TITAN and TITAN XD models add what Nissan says is the “emotion of a live performance” created by the new, segment-exclusive Fender Premium Audio System. The system features a 485-watt, 9-channel amplifier and Panasonic’s proprietary Acoustic Motion Control. It is offered on four 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab grade levels and one TITAN and TITAN XD King Cab model.
Read web site story on Fender Premium Audio in Titan here: http://www.inwheeltime.com/nissan-titan-to-get-premium-audio/
After checking out the Titan trucks, one needs to visit the Nissan exhibit in the Centennial Building to see the new 2019 Altima five passenger sedan.
Nissan, having just launched the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima, chose the State Fair of Texas as one of the first places the for the consumer to get a look at the all-new Altima.
The new 2019 Altima is restyled – lower, longer and wider than previous generations with a more aggressive stance that includes available 19-inch wheels and tires. Inside an all-new premium interior features – what Nissan calls – a wide ‘gliding wing’ instrument panel and more.
There are two power plants available including a world-first production 2.0L DOHC VC-Turbo 4-cylinder engine. It is rated at 248 horsepower with 280 lb.-ft. of torque. The other is an also new 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder rated at 188 horsepower with 180 lb.-ft. of torque. A next generation Xtronic transmission with D-Step Shift logic, expanded lockup and paddle shifters serves both power plants.
For the first time, Altima will be available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (2.5L engines only) with Front-Wheel Drive standard on all models.
Other features standard or available include Bose Premium 9-speaker audio, LED lighting, ProPILOT Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Nissan Connect with Navigation and Services plus a lot more.
Altima for 2019 comes in five trim levels and starts at MSRP $23,750 for FWD and $25,100 for AWD (Altima 2.5 S).
When we have the opportunity to drive the new Altima, we will give you a full report. In the meantime, see it at the Nissan exhibit in the Centennial Building.
Calling All Titans
Calling All Titans is a new Titan marketing campaign from Nissan to promote the role of Titan truck owners, Nissan employees and dealers in supporting the work of three national organizations.
Habitat for Humanity – Since 2005 Nissan and employees have worked together to build nearly 100 homes, donated 145 trucks and provided $15.5 million to the organization and affordable housing programs. Calling All Titans expands the opportunity for Titan owners to participate all across the country.
(Full disclosure: A number of media members have worked on Habitat homes with Nissan over the last couple of years. In a word ‘rewarding’ – being able to contribute this way.)
National Park Foundation – Nissan and Calling All Titan members will work with the Service Corps to participate in critical trail and park restoration projects.
Learn more about participating in the program at: https://www.nissanusa.com/campaigns/calling-all-titans.html.
State Fair of Texas Auto Show
The State Fair of Texas Auto Show runs through October 21 at Fair Park in Dallas. An integral part of the State Fair of Texas, it is the largest auto show in the State of Texas. Automotive manufacturers have more than 400 of their latest vehicles on display in the Centennial and Automotive Buildings plus in the Truck Zone located directly outside the Automobile building on the fair grounds. Go to https://bigtex.com/ for more information on the Fair.