2020 Nissan Titan to bow at Texas State Fair with redesigned looks

Nissan promises the new pickup truck will be "hot."

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It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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2020 Nissan Titan teaser

New looks coming soon to the Titan pickup -- and there will be Lava Red accents.


After confirming we'd see a refreshed Nissan Titan in the near future, is nearly ready to take the wraps off of the redesigned pickup truck. Thursday brought the first teaser image of the 2020 Titan and we learned it will debut at the Texas State Fair.

The state fair has become a hot spot for pickup truck makers to show off their latest utility vehicles. Texas is, after all, one of the country's largest markets for pickups. The Japanese automaker didn't provide many details on the refreshed pickup, but the teaser image gives away a sleeker front fascia with sharper LED accent lights in the headlights. They replace the single-element LEDs found in the current truck.

Other styling elements remain hidden in the teaser's shadows, but the grille looks fairly familiar overall with the same weaved pattern and two single lines crossing behind the Nissan badge. The automaker said to look for more style changes on the off-road-mannered Pro-4X model. Lava red accents will feature throughout, including on the Nissan badge. We can see teases of the color in the photo provided, and it looks like Nissan lettering within the badge will include the color.

Earlier this year, Nissan shared it that will not keep the 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V8 as part of the lineup, however. Don't expect the powerplant to make a return with this refreshed pickup. Production of the Titan with the turbodiesel engine will go on until Dec. 2019, and after that, Nissan's pickup will only feature a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine, barring any new powertrain announcement at the Texas State Fair. The gasser makes 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque.

Titan sales have been on the decline this year compared to last, but perhaps the refresh will provide a shot in the arm. We'll know soon enough after the truck debuts on Sept. 26. The first refreshed Titans should hit dealer lots in early 2020.

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