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Old 01-12-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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Does Nissan have a new contender?

What do you guys think?

Payload is not mentioned in this press release, but it does say it may come equipped with some provisions for gooseneck towing capability...



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Old 01-12-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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Interesting??? Looks a bit like the old F150 body thou. I have always thought there should be more diesel options in the 1/2 ton market.

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Old 01-12-2015, 05:43 PM   #3
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:27 PM   #4
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Interesting combo with the cummings diesel engine
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:30 PM   #5
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I think it will be interesting once I see one or two in the wild. My biggest question- did they equip the truck with a frame that is stout enough to handle all that torque? The simple fact of the matter is- the number of people towing that actually understand and adhere to ratings such as payload and GCVWR is alarmingly low which is evident on any given weekend outing. Commonly they look at the tow rating or the fact that it has a cummins, hook up and go with the mindset they can move mountains. With a 12000lbs tow rating- that will be dangerous. So, I guess we'll see. I hope it's a real contender- but to be honest, I was chomping at the bit to get to lay hands on a '15 F150 only to be terribly disappointed in the real world values after all the hype- then mortified at the sticker price- an XLT trim with standard tow package, 3.31 rear diff, #7050 GVWR for just shy of $53,000 CDN?? Are they INSANE? Guess I will be sticking with my little overweight Ram 1500.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:27 AM   #6
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Ugly and will probably be in the same price range as a 2500 dodge with a real cummins

But hey if they manage to price it right instead of relying on the cummins name they may have something
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:16 AM   #7
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Latest article on Edmunds says payload capacity will be in the 2000 lbs range, so seems quite capable. It's "redesign" looks very cookie-cutter though, almost a bit of Tundra and F150 in it... I've been a Nissan owner for many years, and would consider this if I didn't need 6 seats...
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:34 AM   #8
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This is very interesting. Can't wait for them to release pricing. Seems a really good option to pull a mid size 5th wheel or longer trailer for those that don't want a one ton. Pricing will be key I think. If it's pushing into one ton pricing, it's probably not worth it.

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Old 01-13-2015, 11:16 AM   #9
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Good video here:

I think it's a smart gamble for Nissan. The bottom line is going to be dollars. If the big three are selling diesel HD's for $60-65K and nissan provide a lighter duty truck for at $10-15K less, I think there are enough weekend warriors out there that it could gain some traction. I'll be following this one.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:33 AM   #10
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What's not to like? Better mpg than 2500/3500 HD trucks. But a stronger chassis than 1/2 tons. The 12,000lb tow rating seems realistic as opposed to 12,000lbs for a 1/2 ton. JMO but if the payload was closer to 2500lbs in normal trim then that would be about perfect. I'd like to see the GCVWR, RAWR, FAWR and GVW's. I hope there's some margin between the GVW and RAWR, like in the 2500/3500 trucks.

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