Nissan’s Titan pickup is getting some touch-ups for 2020, chief among them a simplifying of the product offering. Gone is the single-cab configuration as well as the Cummins turbodiesel engine that had been available with the XD variant.
Company spokesperson Wendy Orthman confirmed to media outlet Motor Authority today that Nissan was shelving the Cummins engine and will no longer offer a single-cab version of the Titan in 2020. The current edition of the truck will continue to be produced with these elements until December of this year.
The Cummins turbodiesel engine is currently only available with the XD variant, a cross between the 1500 and 2500 versions of the Titan – imagine if you will a Silverado 2000, with aspects of both the regular 1500 and the heavy-duty 2500. The diesel engine that the XD presently can be had with is a 5.0L V8 with an output of 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque, wedded to a 6-speed automatic transmission. That powertrain gives the truck a towing capacity of 12,710 lb, less than the F-150…
The Titan XD will still be available with a 5.6L V8 unit that generates 390 hp.