On December 15, Nissan North America announced that it will establish a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline model for their all-new Titan XD in the US market.
The Titan was originally introduced back in 2003 as Nissanâ€™s first-ever full-size pickup truck in the US. It has been competing against the likes of the Ford F Series, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Dodge Ram, and the Toyota Tundra.
Over 10 years since it debuted, Nissan underwent a complete overhaul of the Titan. The second-generation model was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show and renamed as the Titan XD. The Titan XD is designed in California, developed in Michigan, assembled in Mississippi, and its powertrain is produced in Tennessee.
Initially, the Titan XD was only available with a diesel engine. The Cummins 5.0-liter V8 turbo diesel unit generates 310hp of maximum output and 76.7kgm of maximum torque. The maximum towing capacity, which is highly valued amongst pickups in the US, is over 5,443kg.
The latest model to be introduced is the gasoline version of the new Titan XD. It comes equipped with a direct injection 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine that generates 390hp of maximum output and 55.5kgm of maximum torque. It also features seven-speed automatic transmission and a rev matching system for deceleration.