Testing vehicles before getting them on the market is an interesting and highly complex process. However, testing trucks that have to serve in USA for more than ten years is even more complicated. Luckily, Nissan walks us through a process of testing of its newest pick-up truck Titan before it was revealed. Astonishingly complex set of tests had been conducted before the car hit the Auto Show and lastly, hit the showroom.
In this great video, every petrolhead should look into, you can learn just how Nissan trucks are tested and prepared for the market. Here you can see the tools used for testing the quality and durability of doors and door hinges as the car is the subject of testing for more than 2 months of repeatable actions thus ensuring the top quality of any part tested. According to Nissan, two months of door opening and closing is equal to 15 years of daily use and the intricate system of quality checks and adjustment secure the top quality of any part in the vehicle.
Apart from testing doors, the car is set on specially prepared poles which move accordingly thus mimicking different road conditions. Days are spent testing the car in tens of different situations thus testing the rigidity, quality, robustness, NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) levels and quality of the parts installed.
Most interesting are the tests conducted in the real world. Before Titan reached the showrooms, Nissan drivers tested it in every possible scenario adjusting its ride height, other on board systems and checking every aspect of the car. The end result is a high quality vehicle adjusted for use in any terrain and in every condition. One of the technicians working on it said that they are doing all of this to ensure high durability and dependability and the best of all is when after ten years of constant use, there are known rattles and squeaks in the car. That counts.
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