Nissan to offer new Cummins V8 turbo diesel in next-gen Titan pickup
21 August 2013
Nissan will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next-generation full-size Titan pickup. The engine will have a torque rating in the mid-500s lb-ft and deliver more than 300 hp (224 kW).
Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has been optimized for the next-generation Titan as a result of the partnership between Cummins and Nissan.
Cummins also is developing a version of the engine for its commercial vehicle customers.
Nissan has previously announced the next-generation Titan will add powertrain options and cab-and-box configurations to broaden the appeal of the new truck when it comes to market.
The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel will be built at the Columbus Engine Plant, in Columbus, Ind., Cummins headquarters.
For competitive reasons, Nissan is not announcing launch dates at this stage in the truck’s development, however engineering prototype trucks powered by the Cummins engine are currently undergoing extensive on-public-highway performance and durability testing.
Further information on the upcoming Titan truck and Cummins engine will be released at a later date.
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