March 25, 2015
Nissan “TITAN Truckumentary” Chapter 5: Heart of Cold
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Contrasting the clinical procedures and mild climates seen in Chapter 4 of Nissan “TITAN Truckumentary,” the latest episode of this behind-the-scenes truck development series tracks engineers performing cold weather testing on the next-generation TITAN.
Filming took place in late 2014 and early 2015 in and around Durango, Colorado; Fairbanks, Alaska; and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
These tests covered a variety of cold weather concerns and complement the durability procedures seen in the previous “TITAN Truckumentary” episode. Engineer Craig Pike notes the significance of the tests in illuminating the “kinds of things . . . we could never simulate on the track in Arizona.”
The importance of real-world engineering tests is encapsulated in a quote from TITAN senior product planning manager Carl Phillips: “There is a lot that our engineers can do behind the computer screen and in the laboratory or in the proving grounds. But you can never replicate what goes on in the real world.”
*The 2016 TITAN XD is not yet available for sale. The model shown in this video is a pre-production vehicle.