Changes on the 2020 Nissan Titan will make this truck more competitive to the best-selling models in the class. Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Chevy Silverado 1500 are class-leaders in many ways. The Big Three companies are adding diesel units for their full-size pickups. That makes all other truckmakers considering to do the same. Nissan Titan Diesel sounds great. But, is it realistic to happen?
Well, this truck already has such drivetrain under the hood. But, that is an XD version – a pickup between full-size and a heavy-duty segment. Whatsoever, the 2020 Nissan Titan will try to catch up with competition by adding a performance-oriented model. The Titan Warrior concept could finally head into production. Another possibility is to see the Nismo badge. All Nissan fans know what does this mean. More power and upgrades that will make any vehicle eye-catching and jaw-dropping model. Until we get confirmations of these rumors, the Titan Pro-4X remains the most exciting model in the lineup.
2020 Nissan Titan Specs
The 2020 Nissan Titan is getting power from a 5.6-liter V-8 petrol unit. It is the only drivetrain for the current version of the truck. Durable and reliable, Nissan is not going to cut it any time soon. The V8 unit is capable to produce 390 hp and 395 lb-ft of power. That is enough for nearly 10,000 pounds of towing capacity.
The new season could bring the 2020 Nissan Titan Diesel. A 5.0-liter V8 motor is available for a revamped XD model. Now, the same drivetrain could take the position under the hood of the standard Titan. Well, this unit can create 320 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque. For the full-size class, it seems to be a bit too much. The new diesel drivetrains for Ram 1500, Ford F-150, and Chevy Silverado are 3.0-liter engines. All of them are delivering 250-280 hp and 420-450 pound-feet. The new 2020 Titan diesel would outscore all of them for the significant amount of power and torque. With it, we will see higher towing capacity records and fuel consumption.
2020 Nissan Titan Warrior is Finally Entering Production
This concept is getting old. However, its features and styling are still applicable. A kind of armored truck, this is going to be an off-road version of the 2020 Titan. Warrior adds skidplates, all-terrain wheels, large bumper, aggressive headlights, and many other features. The interior is combining futuristic elements with safety features. The comfortable cabin can take up to five passengers. A diesel engine is a favorite to be the main powertrain for the 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior. Definitely, that can increase its capabilities and make it a true rival to upcoming Ram Rebel TRX and Chevrolet Silverado ZR2.
2020 Nissan Titan Nismo
Warrior and diesel models are not the only possible upgrades for the next season. The company could go after the 2020 Nissan Titan Nismo. Finally. For a couple of years, we are listening to these rumors. Fans are creating concept art images, but that doesn’t mean anything. The company is yet to confirm it and launch into production. Well, this kind of machine needs numerous additions.
First of all, the sporty truck must be more aggressive. Yes, Warrior concept is offering some solutions, but with Nismo badge, everything is very different. Special parts for the truck will be unique and no other model will offer it. Sporty tuning of the interior will bring new seats, wheel, knobs… Finally, engineers will beef up the existing V8 engine. We see no other options since the 5.6-liter powertrain is the largest one Nissan is using. Its outputs will go over 500 hp for the 2020 Nissan Titan Nismo.
This is a real truck that will stay part of the lineup. It offers some upgrades that will make off-road work easier. Other versions are more about the showing off, rather than utility. Special shocks and suspension will make this full-size truck more drivable in tough terrains, especially with heavy loads in the bed. Still, there are some visual upgrades that will make it look more distinctive to its owners.
2020 Nissan Titan Release Date
The new 2020 Nissan Titan will arrive by the end of this year. The arrival schedule for other models is uncertain since Diesel, Warrior, or Nismo versions are yet to be confirmed. After that, we will know more about the release date and price for each of them. Well, we don’t expect all three additions in 2020. Still, a one extra model would make a strong impact.