Nissan is nearly ready to take the wraps off of the redesigned pickup truck. Thursday brought the first teaser image of the 2020 Titan and we learned it will debut at the Texas State Fair.
The state fair has become a hot spot for pickup truck makers to show off their latest utility vehicles. Texas is, after all, one of the country’s largest markets for pickups. The Japanese automaker didn’t provide many details on the refreshed pickup, but the teaser image gives away a sleeker front fascia with sharper LED accent lights in the headlights. They replace the single-element LEDs found in the current truck.
The styling changes will continue in the cabin, as the 2020 Titan will have a new instrument cluster that features revised dials and a larger digital display, a new center stack, a larger and more modern infotainment system as well as updated switchgear. Rounding out the changes are restyled air vents and revised trim.
One of the biggest changes will be the elimination of the optional 5.0-liter Cummins V8 turbodiesel in the Titan XD. This unit put out 310 HP (231 kW / 314 PS) and 555 lb-ft (752 Nm) of torque, which enabled the truck to tow up to 12,830 lbs (5,820 kg).
With the death of the diesel engine, the 2020 Titan could be powered exclusively by a 5.6-liter petrol V8. It remains unclear if the unit has been updated for 2020, but in its current form it produces 390 hp (291 kW / 395 PS) and 394 lb-ft (533 Nm).
Nevertheless, we won’t be surprised if the off-road kit of the PRO-4X trim includes a handful of new or improved pieces. Look for the 2020 Nissan Titan to go on sale early next year.