Nissan will stop production of the Titan XD with the 5.0 litres Cummins diesel V-8 in December 2019. The regular-cab version of both the Titan and the Titan XD are also casualties of a 2020 refresh that will be revealed later this year, Nissan spokesperson Wendy Orthman confirmed to C/D. Nissan claims this is a move to “focus on the heart of the truck market.”
The diesel engine isn’t the only Titan option to go away at the end of this year. The Nissan representative informed us that the regular-cab variant of both the regular Titan and the heavier duty Titan XD will also be continued. That will leave just extended cab and quad cab variants available.
Though these options are going away for the Titan, the truck will receive a refresh this fall. We’ve seen the updated Truck covered in camouflage. It shows a tweaked front fascia with a grille that has a very slight “T” shape to the opening, a clear allusion to the first letter in the truck’s name. The interior appears to be very lightly updated with a larger infotainment screen and new buttons. This updated model will likely only feature the 5.6-liter has powered V8 makes 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, unless Nissan has another engine in the works to offer alongside or in place of that V8.
Thus far, Nissan hasn’t shared what updates the refreshed 2020 Titan will receive but the spy shot show the refresh will include tweaked front and rear fascias along with a larger infotainment touchscreen.
The refreshed 2020 Nissan Titan will be unveiled this fall and production will begin after the final 2019 Titan rolls off the assembly line in Canton, Mississippi, in December.