LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Trailer Boats magazine selected the all-new Nissan Titan pickup as the "2004 Tow Vehicle of the Year" in its March 2004 issue, Nissan reported in a statement today.
The Titan beat out the redesigned Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500. It is Nissan's first entry into the full-size truck market and went on sale in early December 2003 at Nissan dealerships nationwide, according to the company.
"Non-towing ride and handling of the Titan was excellent; its styling is fresh and bold, and it is priced very competitively," said Trailer Boats Automotive Editor Stuart Bourdon. "The Titan's overall towing performance and towing ride and handling were tops and extremely well received among our testers."
In the 22nd annual tow vehicle competition, five 1/2-ton 4WD pickups competed in several tests. After weeks of data gathering and towing a 7,840-pound trailer/boat, the editors voted unanimously in favor of the new Nissan Titan. The Nissan Titan has a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 lbs., according to Nissan.
Titan's Tow Vehicle of the Year award comes on the heels of being named Four Wheeler Truck of the Year.
"These two major magazine awards validate two of Titan's key strengths – towing capability and off-road prowess," said Mark McNabb, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division.
Titan has received several other awards including: Sport Truck Truck of the Year; Edmunds.com "Most Significant Vehicle of the Year" for 2004; and named Automobile "2004 All-Star."
The Nissan Titan will be displayed at the 48th annual Los Angeles Boat Show, which runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 1, 2004.
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