2016 Nissan Titan Truckumentary Defines "Diesel Goodness" | Edmunds

2016 Nissan Titan Truckumentary Defines "Diesel Goodness"


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The latest installment in the 2016 Nissan Titan "Truckumentary" takes a deep dive into the pickup truck's Cummins diesel engine and defines what "diesel goodness" really means.

The YouTube video, which was released on Wednesday, helps commercial and recreational buyers determine whether a redesigned 2016 Titan XD with the highly touted Cummins diesel engine is the right truck for them.

The Titan is slated to arrive at Nissan dealerships this fall. Pricing has not been announced.

The new turbodiesel engine will be available only in the Titan XD. It's a 5.0-liter DOHC V8 developed by Cummins that delivers 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque.

Diesel goodness is "the feeling the engine always has more to give," said Rich Miller, Nissan North America director of product planning.

The video also defines the term as meaning "power on tap all the time, "a bit of overkill" and "instant credibility."

The XD's mission is to offer more capability than any traditional half-ton pickup with less cost and better comfort than heavy-duty pickups. The Titan XD essentially claims the no-man's-land of towing capacity, fuel economy and comfort that currently exists between most current half-tons and heavy-duty pickups.

Key competitors to the Titan include the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra.

Edmunds says: The Titan Truckumentaries — this is Chapter 6 — are a fun way for shoppers to determine if the redesigned pickup truck is a good fit for their needs.

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