It didn’t take too long for the Japanese company to realize the mistake. Still, we don’t know if the 2024 Nissan Titan Diesel is going to use an old oil burner discontinued a couple of years ago. Full-size trucks are still using such configurations, but a 5.0-liter displacement seems a bit big for the segment. On the other hand, the Titan would be a totally unique model in the market.
Here, we will analyze potential upgrade and reasons why Nissan should do it. There are also downsides. We will also check what is happening with the Warrior concept and the fit with the oil burner. The smaller Frontier truck is not going to offer a diesel engine like its sibling from overseas, Navara.
2024 Nissan Titan Diesel Specs
So, a 5.0-liter turbo V8 is probably not an option. The engine served as the favorite drivetrain on the Titan XD truck, a model that is positioned between the full-size and the heavy-duty classes. This big Cummins powerplant is able to crush 335 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, With other upgrades, the towing capacity could reach nearly 13,000 pounds. Still, the company discontinued since the update would be too expensive.
So, we can assume that a new drivetrain is about to debut on the 2024 Nissan Titan Diesel, a more suitable unit for the half-ton segment. From what we can see on other similar trucks, that should be a smaller displacement. Three US companies are all using 3.0-liter displacements. V6 turbodiesels produce 250-280 hp and 440-480 lb-ft of torque. Nissan could do something new to refresh the market and make the Titan Diesel more interesting. Towing capacity can’t be under 10k pounds if engineers want their product to be competitive.
Warrior Concept and Nismo Package
Other interesting projects coming from Nissan’s cuisine are cool upgrades for the pickup truck. The Warrior concept is an off-road model with numerous features that will make your adventures more impressive. Still, it’s been a while since the truckmaker presented it. However, this kind of bundle perfectly suits the 2024 Nissan Titan Diesel. Another bad news for the fans – the Warrior concept was based on the Titan XD model.
The performance Titan Nismo truck is even less likely. Plus, such a model would welcome some kind of a system centered around a petrol engine. Nevertheless, we heard rumors and we don’t want to disregard this option, no matter how unlikely it is.
Diesel Engines: Future
It is obvious that the entire automotive industry is leaning toward complete electrification. There are even the first EVs in the truck segment. The arrival of several diesel trucks in the past few years was a surprise. But, Ford already cut the PowerStroke unit from the F-150. Bringing the 2024 Nissan Titan Diesel raises many questions and we are not sure if the Japanese company wants to go there, instead of redirecting those funds to the R&D of an all-electric truck. In a few years, this is going to be an obvious choice, and now it is just a thing of investment for the future.