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Nissan adds in a Cummins engine

The full-size Titan becomes the second North American half-ton-rated pickup to include a diesel engine option for 2015


At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, Nissan pulled the wraps off its much anticipated Cummins-powered Titan XD full-sized pickup truck. The fact that this truck was going to debut at the show was hyped by both Nissan and Cummins for months ahead of its official introduction.

With an available 310 horsepower, turbocharged, 5.0-litre Cummins V-8 that has 555 pound-feet of torque, this Titan is much different than current models in several ways. Nissan considers the all-new XD version to be a “warrior for warriors” In fact, even the grille emblem was designed as a stylized version of an ancient warrior’s helmet.

The XD is the first in a line of second-generation Titans that are bigger than their predecessors, with a wider stance and more aerodynamic body style. However, Nissan hasn’t yet announced when other models in the range will be unveiled.

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