2018 Nissan Titan Warrior concept

2018 Nissan Titan Warrior could end Raptor’s dominance

Labeled as a “modern armor” right on Nissan USA’ official website, this upcoming 2018 Nissan Titan Warrior has what they call machine-like edges. Overall the exterior contours and design has been explained to be of stealthy and robotic quality. Experts rate this concept as something up to the level of a Raptor. Nissan has obviously hit the nail right on the head.

This truck is meant for adventure and sport. It is all about power and performance. 2018 Nissan Titan Warrior is a diesel monster outside in; it has a powerful (rumored by inside sources) 5.6L V8 diesel unit inside making this one of the more powerful diesel around. There are more than a few things which need to be taken into consideration before going all out and making speculations on this model.

2018 Nissan Titan Warrior concept

2018 Nissan Titan Warrior – Design

The front fascia resembles a bicep from up front. Looking further into the design format, what gives this front end a beefed-up look is the lifted front bumpers. Both rear and front ones have a separate hue tone to them. But that’s only half the story which this Warrior concept ruffles up. Wheel arches slant and disappear towards the end sporting a similar rear light design.

A closer look at the headlights shows a 6-element LED design below a lamp design somewhat reminiscent to Ford. Towards the rear end, rear bumpers echo a quad design along with steep angle – just like the front ones. There are loads more, a closer look at the images is enough to make sure of it.

Going inside the cabin finally, Nissan says this model will literally come with sporty interiors. A steering-added gear lever will control the all-manual 6-speed gearbox. Wood and leather are replaced by high-quality carbon-colored fabrics, Magma Orange-colored and a lot more.

2018 Nissan Titan Warrior

Nissan Titan Warrior 2018 is a concept where the Japanese simply look to go beyond their TRD Pro lineup in enhanced off-roading performance. Big burly wheels hint towards the same thing. Nissan will come with the same TRD Pro suspension and shocks, proven with performance.

Engine Specs

Coming back to the engine, Nissan has done well keeping in mind that this 2018 Nissan Titan Warrior is going up against the likes of Raptors. The 5.6L V8 diesel will obviously go above the 414 HP and 434 lb-ft. For the Raptor, what matters the most in is not just power, but a power-to-weight ratio.

Off-roading is the most important feature in this prospect; there are more than a few things which will come from this model. This diesel will have a strong torque output ranging closer to the 600 lb-ft. range.

Nissan have the know-how to make small but compactly strong engines. This engine will be the first time they aim at making a large block engine with added compression ratios to achieve that torque rating. It will be necessary considering that the new Ford Raptor will try to reach just that figure, along with around 500 HP.


2018 Nissan Titan Warrior is a concept, a concept which mixes brawny power with the functions to take it across Baja. Whether it will be able to match up to the Raptor’s beastly off-roading will be answered in 2018. The price will go much higher than the regular Titan model and it could be close to $55,000.

4 thoughts on “2018 Nissan Titan Warrior could end Raptor’s dominance”

  1. Nissan should offer preferred financing/factory discounts to anyone trading in a Raptor or TRD, and get a move on already. No information about the actual truck specs, price, release date… eventually people will move on from this concept and just re-up with another Raptor, like I’m about to do. I’d rather spend $65K for a truck that already exists than continue to wait for unicorns and fairy dust.

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