Though winter officially doesn’t start until December 21, the 2018 Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup will be ready for the worst the season can throw at it with the arrival of a new Snow Plow Prep Package.
The package, which includes high-capacity, heavy-duty front springs, will be available this fall for use with a range of commercial and personal snow plows from five leading snow plow manufacturers – Boss, Fisher, Meyer, SnowEx and Western.
The Snow Plow Prep Package is available only on the Titan XD Crew Cab with 390 hp V8 gas engine.
The Snow Plow Prep Package replaces the stock front springs with a higher capacity design, which increases front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) capacity by 575 lb (from 4,325 to 4,900 pound lb). This allows fitment of snowplows up to 786 lb (Titan XD Gas Crew Cab grade).
The Nissan Titan XD is ideal for commercial use such as snow plow duties, staking out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries.
It offers the effortless towing and hauling of the larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks, yet has the fuel-efficiency, affordability and creature comforts of a half-ton pickup.
Nissan Titan XD models are built on a unique frame and chassis to handle the demands of commercial use, including a fully boxed, full-length ladder frame with added stiffness, vertical and lateral bending, and torsional rigidity versus Titan half-ton models.
To maximize stability, handling and ride comfort, Titan XD uses a heavy-duty, highly stable suspension design.
The front suspension, a double-wishbone design with stabilizer bar, is reinforced and tuned for hard use, and the stout rear axle utilizes hefty leaf springs and leaf bushings, along with twin-tube shock absorbers.