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The new Nissan Titan might be the most intimidating Japanese truck around

It looks like it can plow through anything
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The Nissan Titan, despite its lack of practicality in our local setting, is somewhat of a Top Gear Philippines favorite.

Its on-road presence, menacing gas-guzzling V8 engine, and of course, its sheer size—basically everything that makes it a poor fit around these parts—make the Titan almost impossible not to admire. We’ve driven it in the desert and have to say the abovementioned package will bring out the nutjob in any truck lover out there.

Now, Nissan’s made it look like even more of a brute. The Japanese car manufacturer has just revealed the new Titan in the US market, and it might just feature the most intimidating face in the segment.

The face of Nissan’s full-size pickup truck features a new more aggressive grille design surrounded by bolder trim. Depending on what variant you go for, you’re looking at either some snazzy chrome or durable matte black plastics—we prefer the latter, which is found on the Titan Pro 4X. The lights have been redesigned as well, and now flaunt more intricate-looking ‘double boomerang’ daytime running lights.

All in all, there are three different grilles and five wheel designs to choose from. Other alterations include new foglight housings, a new front bumper, colored badging, and new LED taillights.

Don’t let its brutish looks fool you, though, as the new Nissan Titan is as smart as it is burly. Inside, there’s a programmable driver information display and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment setup with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The vehicle also gets the company’s latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety tech, such as Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist.

All 2020 Nissan Titans are powered by a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine capable of 400hp and a whopping 560Nm of torque. This will come mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, and you can get the pickup in the US as either a 4x2 or a 4x4.

So, are you liking this truck’s new look? Let us know in the comments.

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