Nissan donates ‘Ultimate Parks Titan’ to Grand Canyon Service Conservancy
Nissan recently joined in the celebration of the Grand Canyon’s 100th year National Park anniversary – revealing their latest “Calling All Titans” creation to be donated to the Grand Canyon Conservancy.
The “Ultimate Parks Titan” is the last of a series of purpose-built park support vehicles created by Nissan – this one to be donated to the Grand Canyon Conservancy through Nissan Titan’s partnership with the National Park Foundation.
This Ultimate Parks Titan will be used to assist the organization’s Canyon Field School, a partnership between Grand Canyon Conservancy and the National Park Service that offers unique opportunities for youth to experience the great outdoors in the heights and depths of Grand Canyon National Park. And, with Nissan Titan’s support, the Arizona Conservation Corps becomes a grantee of the National Park Foundation and will work to repair trails and park infrastructure at Grand Canyon National Park this summer.
The Ultimate Parks Titan build, like the previous projects, started with an understanding of the specific tasks at hand. For use in the Grand Canyon National Park, which is known for areas often reached only by pack mules, sure-footed traction and efficient load carrying were priorities.
Built on a 2019 Nissan Titan XD Gas PRO-4X Crew Cab, the Ultimate Parks Titan is designed to transport five people and a host of park equipment deep into the Grand Canyon National Park’s remote areas.
Ultimate Parks Titan Build
Like all 2019 Nissan Titan XD Gas PRO-4X Crew Cab trucks, the Ultimate Parks Titan is powered by a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine, pushing 390 horsepower with 394 lb.-ft. of torque. Its advanced four-wheel drive system is designed to provide maximum power distribution in all gears adding four-wheel traction when needed. The system includes an advanced electronic locking rear differential to boost traction.
Other off-road performance features include Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Brake Limited-Slip Differential (BLSD).
An ICON 3-inch suspension lift kit and Hellwig Air Suspension adds extra ground clearance for infinitely variable terrain conditions. An off-road gauge uses accelerometer data to calculate the vehicle’s pitch and roll angles – an important addition for managing extreme terrain.
The Ultimate Parks Titan rides on new, high-traction 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler tires mounted on Method 701 Trail Series wheels. AMP BedSteps aide getting in and out of the higher cabin.
The Titan XD’s heavy-duty fully boxed steel frame was extended to fit a CM Truck Beds custom service body. Tucked behind the roomy 5-person Titan XD Crew Cab body is a series of locking compartments, storage bins, equipment racks and tie- downs, including a Rhino Rack Pioneer Tray and EGR fender flares. The extended frame also accommodates a 55-gallon fuel tank and RotopaX fuel cell for extended range deep in the park environs.
The service bed holds a range of special repair tools and equipment, including a Miller EnPak welder, air compressor and generator. A WARN Industries ZEON Platinum 12-S Winch is included for getting the vehicle out of tight or low traction spots. Also included are custom Baja Designs worksite lighting and Addictive Desert Designs HoneyBadger front bumper.
Ultimate Parks Trailer
The Ultimate Parks Titan’s max payload is rated at 2,990 pounds with a max tow of 11,680 pounds – so taking a trailer full of equipment and supplies is no problem.
A Black Series Camper off-road trailer provides that additional cargo capacity for hauling gear and supplies into and trash out of the park. Features of the specially outfitted trailer include a CargoGlide bedslide, Leitner Designs bed rack, Rhino Rack Batwing awning and CVT hard shell tent.
The Titan XD features several towing aides including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation.
The Ultimate Parks Titan features a full body and trailer wrap. The unique design features topographical lines from the north rim of the Grand Canyon set against a National Park Foundation signature blue background.
The Ultimate Parks Titan is the final modified Titan donated to national nonprofit partners as part of the Calling All Titans campaign. The others include the Ultimate Service Titan for the American Red Cross and the Ultimate Work Titan created for Habitat for Humanity.
The Ultimate Parks Titan will be on display during the 2019 Overland Expo West, May 17 through 19, at Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ.
Calling All Titans Campaign
Calling All Titans is a Nissan marketing campaign celebrating everyday heroes as ‘Titans of the Community’, ‘Titans of the Neighborhood’ and ‘Titans of the Outdoors’.
Nissan partnered with the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the National Park Foundation to create ‘one of a kind’ purpose driven trucks for each of their programs. In addition, Nissan is making a $1 million donation to each organization and actively promoting local volunteer opportunities – through Calling All Titans – for Titan owners and enthusiasts to get involved in the programs of these organizations.
Learn more about the Calling All Titans campaign and how you can get involved by going to: https://www.nissanusa.com/campaigns/calling-all-titans.html
National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation (nationalparks.org) is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. The National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts and connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.
Grand Canyon Conservancy
Grand Canyon Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. Supporters fund projects including trails and historic building preservation, educational programs for the public, and the protection of wildlife and their natural habitat.
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