Nissan rolls out full-size pickup

Nissan Motor Co. today unveiled its new full-size pickup, the Titan, at the North American International Auto Show. The Titan will have a standard 5.6-liter V8 engine, with more than 300 hp and a towing capacity of up to 9,400 pounds. It will be one of four vehicles assembled at Nissan's new $1.43 billion plant in Canton, MS. The Titan, which will hit the market in late 2003, is considered to be the first true foreign entry into this segment of the U.S. market.Toyota Motor Corp. was technically the first foreign automaker to enter the full-size pickup market, but its Tundra model is slightly smaller than the Titan and has caused only a slight ripple in the market. Nissan plans to sell 100,000 Titans a year once production hits full speed.

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