We first saw this truck at the State Fair of Texas and as a matter of fact, this is the same exact truck from the Fair. They had to borrow it from the fair to get it to our Truck Rodeo event. Thanks Nissan!
The Midnight Edition is available on both the Titan and Titan XD as well as the Frontier which we also drove here at the Truck Rodeo. Before adding it as an option to their trucks, Nissan has had success already with midnight editions for the Altima and Maxima and for 2018 almost all of the vehicles in their line up have been given the blacked-out
As you might imagine the Midnight Edition is all about the looks and includes a blacked out grille with a dark insert, dark headlights, black fog light finishers, black mirrors and door handles, step rails, black exterior badging, and 20-in black aluminum alloy wheels. I think you’re getting the picture here. While I’d argue the midnight edition should only be sold in, well, black – you can also have it in Gun Metallic and Pearl White. Okay, the white truck with blacked out accents does sound cool as well.
If you want to hear more from Nissan’s press conference at the State Fair, I’ll link that video below or up in the (i) cards.
What do I think about the package as a whole, I’m pretty fond of it actually. I’m much more into the blacked out look over everything being chrome and having a package like this saves you a lot of money compared to going aftermarket.
Of course, Nissan doesn’t just want us talking about a package on the truck, we need to talk about the truck as a whole. Nissan had a few different Titan models here at the Rodeo including the Titan King Cab SV work truck built specifically for using on the job – this also won the Best Commercial Vehicle award. They had the Titan Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4×4 which is a more luxurious truck. And of course this Midnight Edition which we already said won as Full-Size Pickup of Texas. The big daddy award though, the award for Truck of Texas went to the well deserving Ford F-150.
All in all, I like that we’re getting some good competition in the truck market from manufacturers other than the Big 3. I like the Titan and definitely see it appealing to many people both in price and capability. I also like seeing Toyota continuing to do better and Honda coming back with a great Ridgeline. In the end it’s hard to compete with the likes of Ford and Ram though as they have been just crushing it for years!