SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 34, August 22, 2013

Nissan Offers V8 Diesel in Next Titan Pickup

By SEMA Editors

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Nissan will offer a newly developed Cummins V8 Turbo Diesel in its next-generation Titan fullsize pickup.
   
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The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel has a torque rating in the mid-500s (lb.-ft.) and an output of more than 300 hp.

Nissan has announced it will offer a newly developed Cummins V8 Turbo Diesel in its next-generation Titan fullsize pickup.

Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has been optimized for the next-generation Titan as a result of the partnership between Cummins and Nissan. Cummins also is developing a version of the engine for its commercial vehicle customers.

"We have done our homework on the next-generation Titan. Truck owners told us there's a demand for the performance and torque of a diesel in a capable truck that doesn't require the jump up to a heavy-duty commercial pickup," said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Nissan Sales and Marketing, Service and Parts, Nissan North America.

Nissan has previously announced the next-generation Titan will add powertrain options and cab-and-box configurations to broaden the appeal of the new truck when it comes to market.

With a torque rating in the mid-500s (lb.-ft.) and more than 300 hp, the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel will provide light-truck customers the combination of towing capacity and mileage that is expected in the highly competitive North American truck marketplace.

The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel will be built at the Columbus Engine Plant, in Columbus, Indiana—Cummins headquarters.

Like the current model, the next-generation Titan will be built at Nissan's Canton, Mississippi, vehicle assembly plant and its gasoline engines cast, forged and assembled at Nissan's Decherd, Tennessee, powertrain plant.

For competitive reasons, Nissan is not announcing launch dates at this stage in the truck's development; however, engineering prototype trucks powered by the Cummins engine are currently undergoing extensive on-public-highway performance and durability testing.

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