According to a report by Australia's caradvice.com.au, sales of the Titan have skyrocketed in recent months, with some 40 000 units sold, despite this being some way behind the class-leading Ford F-series, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram and Toyota Tundra.
Speaking at the Tokyo Motor Show on Thursday evening, Ashwani Gupta said that the company is currently investigating the possibility of launching the Titan in other markets, adding that right-hand drive availability is also on the cards.
"We are studying the markets for the global application, for sure there’s a market, they’re growing, not just in the US but outside. What we are seeing clearly is that the full-size pickup market was only in the US, but now we clearly see customers are evolving in other markets from the one-ton to the full-size, this we can already see from our market intelligence." Gupta was quoted as saying.
"For us, RHD and LHD is just a question of business, because the customers exist. There’s no challenge on the technological side".
Now into its second generation having debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit two years ago, the Canton, Mississippi built Titan comes in three body styles; Single Cab, King Cab and Crew Cab with power coming from a 5.6-litre normally aspirated V8 developing 290 kW and 534 Nm of torque, or in the case of the Titan XD, a Cummins developed 5.0-litre V8 turbodiesel making 230 kW and a mammoth 752 Nm.
A seven-speed automatic gearbox is standard on the petrol and a heavy duty six-speed on the diesel, with Nissan claiming a tow-rating for the XD Crew Cab 4x4 of 12 000 pounds (5 443 kg) and payload of "more than 2 000 pounds" (907 kg).