It looks like the launch of the next-generation Nissan Titan is put on hold. As stated by Automotive News, the delay of the vehicle's engineering is caused by earthquake and tsunami tragedies happened in Japan this year. Automotive News also reported that the Titan may not arrive until the 2014 model year. The source of this information is Andy Palmer, who is the executive vice president for vehicle planning and program management at Nissan. He decided to put the pickup's development aside for now.
Though Nissan and Chrysler planned to co-develop a successor to the Titan, this plan failed, because the American automaker entered bankruptcy. The next-generation full-size pickup was expected to debut this year.
Since the current Titan rolled out in 2004, it made the truck one of the oldest platforms in a competitive segment. There is nothing else left to do but hope that this postponement won't lead to any issue regarding the turbo diesel four-cylinder engine which is now developed by Nissan and Cummins.