Trevor Collett | Jan 15, 2016

Nissan has unveiled a tough new truck concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the Titan Warrior.

The concept takes the new US-market Titan pickup and ramps up the styling and off-road capability. Nissan calls the Titan its “every-duty truck”, but the Warrior gets a 2.8-inch lift in ride-height to 81.5 inches (2070mm) for even better off-roading.

Add in a set of 18x9.5-inch black alloy wheels wearing 37-inch mud terrain tyres, a wider track and longer travelling suspension and Nissan declares that the Warrior is “adventure-ready”.

‘Thunder’ silver paint, a new grille, bonnet-mounted air vents and LED lighting for forward visibility complete the exterior look.

The concept is the product of Nissan Design America, and follows hot on the heels of the regular road-going Titan which was launched last year.

Modifications include a new custom sway bar, rear lift blocks, hydraulic pressurised bump stops and rejigged mounting points for various components, but the length and wheelbase match the standard Titan.

Power comes from a 5.0 litre turbo-diesel Cummins V8 matched with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic.

Nissan says the Warrior is merely a concept for now, but positive public reaction could lead to a production version in the future.

As the Nissan Titan is unlikely to be seen in local Nissan showrooms anytime soon, don’t expect a Titan Warrior to make it ‘Down Under’ either.

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