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Ford F-150 Rival Nissan Titan Will Be Killed Off By 2025: Report

Like Ford, Nissan is currently focused on pivoting to an all-electric future of its own, but it still offers a wide variety of vehicles in the U.S. such as the Nissan Frontier pickup. However, Nissan’s answer to the Ford F-150, the full-size Titan pickup, will have a short-lived future, as it will be axed in 2025 according to a recent report by Automotive News. 

A source told the publication that there is no confirmation that Nissan engineers are working on replacing the Titan, or updating it. “It’s dead,” the source said, and went on to explain that the Japanese automaker is currently debating whether to discontinue its full-size pickup offering for the 2024 or 2025 model year.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Mainstream Pickup Trucks - Q1 2022 - USA

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD F-SERIES -30.96% 140,701 203,797 30% 36%
RAM RAM PICKUP -14.59% 127,116 148,836 27% 26%
CHEVROLET SILVERADO -4.33% 121,107 126,591 26% 22%
GMC SIERRA -10.01% 56,617 62,917 12% 11%
TOYOTA TUNDRA +18.34% 22,643 19,134 5% 3%
NISSAN TITAN -14.04% 6,415 7,463 1% 1%
TOTAL -16.55% 474,599 568,738

This might not come as a surprise, as Nissan has struggled to find its footing in the highly competitive full-size pickup segment since introducing the Titan. Customers in the market for a strong pickup typically gravitate toward Chevrolet, GMC, Ram, and of course, the Ford F-150, the publication notes, leaving little room for interest in the Titan. In fact, in the first quarter of 2022, Nissan Titan sales barely made a dent in the market, with just 6,415 sales. Compared to the Ford F-Series’ 140,701 sales, that’s barely a drop in the bucket.

2023 Ford F-150

“Conquesting a brand-loyal Ford customer to come to a Nissan Titan has proven to be extremely difficult,” an anonymous Nissan dealer told Automotive News. “Nissans cannot be everything to everybody.”

The fact of the matter is that customers in the market for a full-size pickup typically aren’t turning toward the Nissan Titan as the answer to their problems. They’re much more likely to take a closer look at the Ford F-150, as The Blue Oval’s pickup recently scored high marks in a study of new vehicle consideration.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. David Dickinson

    If Nissan was smart, they’ll drop this and make a Maverick competitor. That market is wide open and has plenty of upside. Plus, since Ford won’t actually deliver any Mavericks until 2028, Nissan has plenty of time to design a stellar product.

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  2. Smitty

    LOL!! you got that right!!

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  3. Steve Ketterer

    Who didn’t see this coming?

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    1. JDE

      I am actually surprised the company survived the Goshen era and CVT issues. the Revised titan was a swing and miss. The Cummins diesel Semi Heavy Duty option seemed like a huge opportunity, yet reliability issues plagues them to this day.

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  4. Ed 🦉

    It doesn’t do any good to leave a comment as you don’t show any that go against Ford Chevy dodge because l left you a comment yesterday and it wasn’t posted.Ed Wise.

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  5. Ford Owner

    The Nissan Titan (ic) was sunk by the massive Ford ICE berg, and the Lightning. The next to be sunk is the Toyota Tundra !

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    1. JDE

      I think Toyota may get a leg up on Ford. the new Tundra is everything and then some over the F150. I would get one simply because it has a better track record for reliabilty. Toyota is basically what GM was for the longest time. the ones who learned from others and then trumped them when they finally started competing. Toyota has very long Hybrid reputation, so battery tech and EV ability is only holding off because the market is not yet in full swing. once the 40 to 50 k BEV trucks start hitting the road in qty, Toyota will get tin the game. they will by that point understand if the market wants gas styled with BEV drivetrains or as Farley predicts, will the market demand BEV only styling, cost be damned.

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      1. JDEatardio

        less than half of the F150, Ram and Chevy 1500s* There fixed it for ya! 🙂

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      2. Ryan

        Toyota is way behind on the EVs, although yes they have always been a hybrid leader I think Ford/GM are way ahead on battery trucks

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  6. what

    I just liked how it looked

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  7. binki

    Nissan should be out of business. Really poor quality on the entire line. This was never a competitive product to the F150.

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  8. dohc106

    I have always liked the styling of the Nissan Titan, but the necessary engineering was never truly there. Too much emphasis on one powertrain. Good for marketing, but bad for sales. They finally added a second engine and the diesel wasn’t competitive. They should have had a V6 around 300 hp as a starter, a V8, and finally a engineered diesel. Titan sales were never that good and the writing was on the wall when Canadian sales ended.

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