Nissan’s Titan auto is accepting some touch-ups for 2020, arch amid them a simplifying of the artefact offering. Gone is the single-cab agreement as able-bodied as the Cummins turbodiesel agent that had been accessible with the XD variant.
Company agent Wendy Orthman accepted to media aperture Motor Authority today that Nissan was shelving the Cummins agent and will no best action a single-cab adaptation of the Titan in 2020. The accepted copy of the barter will abide to be produced with these elements until December of this year.
The Cummins turbodiesel agent is currently alone accessible with the XD variant, a cantankerous amid the 1500 and 2500 versions of the Titan – brainstorm if you will a Silverado 2000, with aspects of both the approved 1500 and the able 2500. The agent agent that the XD anon can be had with is a 5.0L V8 with an achievement of 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque, conjugal to a 6-speed automated transmission. That powertrain gives the barter a towing accommodation of 12,710 lb, beneath than the F-150…
The Titan XD will still be accessible with a 5.6L V8 assemblage that generates 390 hp.
In band with its about-face plan appear aftermost week, Nissan wants to annihilate the poorest-selling variants from its agenda to bigger focus on blame more-popular versions, namely double-cab versions. The aggregation beneath to accommodate sales numbers applying to its single-cab models in the aftermost year, nor any abstracts that would announce how abounding buyers absolutely went for the agent option.
We do apperceive that Nissan awash about 50,000 Titan trucks in the United States in 2018; in comparison, Ford moves as abounding F-150s every month. Here in Canada, over the aboriginal bristles months of 2019, Nissan awash 1,959 (non-XD) Titan pickups, while Ford begin 88,767 buyers for its F-150 truck.
Even Nissan’s crumbling Frontier is outselling the poor Titan in the U.S. this year.
The numbers appearance aloof how difficult it is for any architect to bore the armour of the Big Three manufacturers in the North-American full-size auto market.