Titanic: The Nissan Titan will be added to Performax International’s range of converted trucks, which includes the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F250, among others.
Nissan’s hulking Titan pick-up now available for right-hand-drive conversion
8 June 2017
By ROBBIE WALLIS
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RIGHT-HAND-DRIVE conversion specialist Performax International has added
another large US-market pick-up to its Australian portfolio in the form of the
Nissan Titan which will be available in three grades and priced from $105,000
plus on-roads for the single-cab version.
Joining other converted V8-powered American utes such as the Chevrolet
Silverado, Ford Super Duty, GMC Denali and Toyota Tundra, the Titan is powered
by a 5.0-litre Cummins turbo-diesel V8 producing 235kW/752Nm, enabling enables
a 5200kg braked towing capacity.
The big V8 is teamed to a six-speed Aisin automatic gearbox and a transfer case
with dual-range, on-demand four-wheel drive.
Alongside the single-cab, Performax will offer two dual-cab variants, starting
with the off-road-focused Pro-4X from $135,000, and the range-topping XD
Platinum Reserve from $139,000.
The Titan undercuts its main rival, the Ram 2500, which starts at $139,500 for
the Laramie, however the Ram is only offered in dual-cab guise.
The dual-cab features a cargo bed measuring 2000mm long and 1620mm wide, and
allows for a 900kg payload.
It comes with a 120V power outlet and overhead light, and can be optioned with
inboard Titan Boxes for storage, a Utili-track tie-down system, under-rail
cargo bed, and a tailgate that is lit, opens softly on dampers and locks
Other features include 20-inch alloy wheels, 360-degree surround cameras,
automatic headlights, front tow hooks, underbody protection, hill-start assist,
tyre-pressure monitor, vehicle dynamic control, trailer-sway control and
trailer light check.
Inside, the top-spec Platinum Reserve gets leather upholstery, heated and
cooled front seats with eight-way adjustable memory seats, dual-zone automatic
climate control with microfilter, power windows and door locks, keyless entry,
cruise control, tilt-adjustable steering wheel with mounted controls, and a
locking compartment under the rear seats of the dual-cab versions.
Nissan’s Zero Gravity comfort seating is available as an option.
The Titan comes with a three-year warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance, and
can be serviced at authorised dealers nationwide.
It is on display this week at the Queensland Caravan Camping and Touring
Supershow at the Brisbane Showgrounds, with Performax’s booth also displaying a
Chevrolet Silverado and a preview of the new, aluminium-bodied Ford F250 Super
The Titan’s only mass-produced rival comes in the form of the Ram 2500/3500,
which is distributed through a partnership with Ateco Automotive and the
Walkinshaw Automotive Groups.
Ram has sold 134 units of its massive pick-up in the first five months of 2017,
up 30.1 per cent over the same time last year.