The 2020 Nissan Titan will bring a redesign after five years into a new generation. This truck is one of the major contenders to US companies and their full-size models. Also, the Titan XD version is somewhere between half-ton and heavy-duty segment. Finally, the Japanese truckmaker could finally bring the Warrior concept into production. By that, Nissan would challenge off-road performance oriented Ford F-150 Raptor. More newbies in this class are arriving soon – at first place Ram Rebel TRX and Chevy Silverado ZR2.
A standard model, 2020 Nissan Titan, will make further updates outside and inside. The current edition was revisited, and we see the new infotainment screen as the highlight of this update. Also, the Fender audio system is now standard. On the other hand, buyers are disappointed with a lack of V6 option. Fans expected from Nissan to make their Titan more competitive by adding a new drivetrain. But, it seems like they left a V6 unit debut for the 2020 year model.
2020 Nissan Titan V6 Official Details and Rumors
Engineers are considering adding a V6 drivetrain as the base unit for half-ton truck ever since it entered the second generation in 2015. However, year after year, they are not delivering it. All its main rivals are offering a V6 as the base unit. Well, V8 engines are more popular and more potent. But, a smaller displacement gives a cheaper option and makes the vehicle versatile. The 2020 Nissan Titan will finally get it!
Earlier this year the company confirmed the engine is on the way. Many expected to see it for 2019 season, but 2020 Nissan Titan V6 is more likely to happen. The most likely solution is to install a 3.5-liter V6 unit some other vehicles in Nissan’s family is using. For example, for Pathfinder SUV, it can generate 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This could be a good start for 2020 Titan since the V6 is going to make the price drop. Thanks to such units, rivals of the Nissan full-size truck are more affordable. With V6, Titan could take the path of its compact sibling, Frontier, and become the cheapest pickup in its half-ton class.
2020 Nissan Titan V8 Specs
Until the V6 engine arrives, the 2020 Nissan Titan will use a V8 for sure. The durable and potent unit is a 5.6-liter mill that comes in pair with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard. Of course, every buyer can upgrade it with an AWD. The 2020 Titan will tow around 10,000 pounds with 4×2 drive. On the other hand, the 4×4 model drops the towing capacity rating by 300 pounds. The total output of the V8 unit is 390 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy averages 18 mpg.
2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X
Like most other companies, Nissan offers an off-road oriented truck to their buyers. This trim level is going to add more features to make the pickup more capable and competitive. The 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X is going to be the most popular trim level definitely, thanks to its agility and performance. The company adds special shocks and off-road tires. Skidplates are there to protect the underbody. An electronic locking rear differential will make the handling better on tough terrains.
Titan XD – Between Full-Size and Heavy-Duty Segments
Besides the big American companies, there is only 2020 Nissan Titan XD considered as a heavy-duty pickup truck. Well, it is slightly lighter than Ram 2500, Ford F-250, or Chevy Silverado 2500. But, it is still a threat to mentioned pickups. The 2020 Titan XD will use a 5.0-liter Cummins unit. It can crunch 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque. Its rivals are creating 300 pound-feet more. But, the XD version of Titan brings better agility. It also uses a standard 5.6-liter petrol engine. Diesel drivetrain is paired with a six-speed auto transmission. The maximum towing capacity of the new Nissan Titan XD will stay around 12,500 pounds.
Nissan Titan XD vs Ram 2000
No, it is not a typing error. And no, the Ram 2000 doesn’t exist. So, what is it all about? As said, the 2020 Nissan Titan XD will take a position between two classes. It leaves the truck alone in the new tier, without competition. Well, US carmakers won’t tolerate it for too long. The first reaction came from the FCA. The company intends to create a rival to Titan XD by adding a new truck to its lineup. It would be a Ram 2000. Besides leaked plans and rumors, we can’t hear any official detail about this pickup.
It is certain the Ram 2000 will be a combination of its smaller and bigger sibling. But, which parts will be used from each of them is still unknown. The new vehicle will downgrade a diesel unit from its heavy-duty segment since 900 lb-ft of torque is too much. On the other hand, the new Ram 1500 turbodiesel is still too short to compete with 2020 Nissan Titan.
2020 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept Finally In Production?
It’s been there since 2016. But sadly, only as a concept. Every truck lover is eagerly expecting the day the Warrior will be announced. It has everything – powerful engine, unique and aggressive styling, comfortable and stylish interior.
The 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior will be built on the XD model. That means, it takes the diesel engine and its 555 lb-ft of torque. It will make the truck a mean machine for an off-road drive. But, it is not all about the engine. The pickup will add few more off-road features to challenge the competition.
The exterior of the 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior will get special cosmetic treatment. Its shell will look like an armor. Fenders and headlights add aggressiveness. Skidplates integrated to the grille, big hood vents for cooling, and quad exhaust tips are both stylish and functional upgrades. Interior will mix sporty and luxury elements. Orange accents and chrome details are not so aggressive, but these are eye-catching and posh.
The 2020 Nissan Titan Warrior seems to be production ready. But, until the company says it is coming, these are still rumors we hope they will become true in 2019.