Nissan’s half-ton diesel pickup truck will host a few important changes for the upcoming year. Though don’t expect anything too big, especially not under the hood and performance wise. No, the 2018 Nissan Titan XD will feature some, small, yet important improvements, which are basically manufacturer’s answer to the customer’s biggest criticisms.
2018 Nissan Titan XD: Exterior Changes
According to information we have, the oil-chugging will host an optional sunroof. The feature will be a part of the new generation Frontier as well. In addition, they might add power folding tow mirrors, while the exterior could feature a few new paints. Some reports indicate that the pickup truck is getting a restyled grille, but that’s only possible if the carmaker decides to introduce a completely new trim level. Otherwise, that’s not going to happen to the 2018 Titan HD.
Like we said already, the amazing workhorse will keep its engine unchanged without any doubt. The truck will rely on a 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V-8 that makes 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. Don’t get me wrong, the engine delivers impressive power and whopping torque, but it places the pickup somewhere in the middle. By using the oil-burner, the Titan beats its regular competitors, but it can’t really compete with and Heavy Duty competitor.
For example, Ram cooperated with Cummins and managed to boost the 6.7L Turbo Diesel up to 930 lb-ft f twist. It’s quite clear that Nissan’s full-size truck can’t come close the figure, well, never. Still, together with a heavy duty Aisin 6-speed automatic, the oil-chugging achieves to tow up to 12,314 pounds, while max payload capacity reaches 2,594 pounds.
The new 2019 Nissan Titan XD Diesel comes with same powertrain unit as 2018 model and has combined fuel economy of 16.5 mpg.
Cab Updates and Price
Inside, the 2018 Nissan Titian XD might get an updated infotainment and perhaps new upholstery, but nothing else for sure. The update will include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and possibly a larger display. The truck currently features the most comfortable seats, so we can’t really see why the carmaker would change anything there. What might change are a few additional USB ports and a maybe charging pad, but that would be pretty much everything. For those that hope to see a locking differential available for all trims, well, you can hope, but that’s not going to happen for sure.
Even though it’s going to feature a few changes here and there, the 2018 Nissan Titan XD truck will keep its price unchanged. The interesting oil-burner workhorse will probably cost somewhere around $33,000. The vehicle will become available in early 2018.