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Chrysler and Nissan have officially canceled plans to work together on a number of platform sharing opportunities. Previous plans would have seen Chrysler supply Nissan with the next generation Titan pickup truck, in exchange for Nissan supplying Chrysler with a small car for international markets, as well as a rebadged Nissan Versa for South America.

With Chrysler now owned by Fiat, the U.S. automaker now has access to a long list of small car platforms at its disposal. Nissan, however, isn't so lucky. Nissan will continue to built the Titan pickup truck at its Canton, Miss., plant through 2011, but beyond that point the Japanese automaker has no plans.

"We're exploring our options," said Fred Standish, Nissan North America spokesman.

Nissan is now left with two choices, to either find another automaker who will supply a platform or to develop its own on an tight schedule. There is also the possibility that the Titan pickup could be scrapped entirely.

More: Chrysler and Nissan Part Ways On Platform Sharing on AutoGuide.com
 

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good! I would have hated to see the Nissan product line become an inferior copy of an inferior product.
 

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They should still come out with a Titan turbodiesel for the next model, with the way that diesel technology is still heavily evolving they would be stupid not to
 

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The Cummings turbo diesel would have been the only thing worth having anything to do with Chrysler, otherwise no loss for Nissan as Chrysler would have destroyed the Titan with poor fit/finish/quality/resale. As long as fuel prices remain cheap folks are going to buy road hogs, so full-size will sale. :)
 

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Why don't they keep building the Titan as is until they have time to develop a new model.
Which is more than likely their current plan, they are not going to give up their chunk of the full size truck market
 

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I think they should go BACK to basics, scrap Titan and just build Frontiers as midsize and reintroduce the mini. A nice little 4 cyl. small truck available with a REGULAR cab.
 
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