The 2020 Nissan Titan XD will be the biggest truck by the Japanese company. Well, it still not belongs to the heavy-duty class, although it is larger than the regular Titan. It is somewhere between HD and the full-size segment. This is good because it has no competition. On the other hand, Titan XD is not too much more powerful than some full-size models and it still can’t tow as heavy-duty trucks. But the combination of these two classes is making the XD truck unique and attractive.
The only possible rival is not yet in production. FCA planned to launch Ram 2000 to compete the 2020 Nissan Titan XD. But for now, it is not going to happen. Still, we must keep the tabs open for the possible step by the US carmaker. The popularity of the Titan XD is growing, so not only Ram but others too can enter the class. The return of Chevy Avalanche is a hot topic. However, we still don’t know too much about it. Chevrolet could add it between its Silverado 1500 and Silverado HD lineup.
Well, the new 2020 Nissan Titan XD will be ahead of its rivals since the new edition is coming for the next season. Many updates are going to make the truck more aggressive and comfortable. Also, the Warrior concept could finally enter production. This one is an off-road monster with a lot of protective parts. Fans already call it armored pickup. We will see what kinds of troubles it can cause in this segment, especially with the new Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 on the way.
2020 Nissan Titan XD Engines
The base unit for the 2020 Nissan Titan XD will remain a petrol engine. That is a 5.6-liter V8 we can also see in the largest company’s vehicles. Of course, Titan XD, as the biggest truck will get it. This powertrain can produce 390 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque. This is good for a towing capacity of over 9,000 pounds. Nissan pairs an eight-speed automatic transmission with the V8 petrol engine.
On the other hand, the more popular unit is a 2020 Nissan Titan XD Diesel. A 5.0-liter V8 Turbo engine is capable to create 310 hp, and 555 lb-ft of torque. The towing capacity for trucks with a turbodiesel engine is 12,500 pounds. Also, an 8-speed gearbox can’t handle so much twisting power, so Nissan engineers are pairing the diesel unit with a six-speed gearbox. A 4×2 is the base setup, while you can always upgrade its truck to the 4×4 drive.
All heavy-duty trucks in the US market have a version with a dual-rear wheel setup. This provides better stability and balance, and what is more important, gives support for higher towing capacity. For example, the top truck is Ford F-350 Dually with 34,000 pounds. Also, Chevy Silverado 3500 Dually and Ram 3500 Dually can offer similar numbers. Well, the base diesel units are giving much more power and hauling capabilities. The 2020 Nissan Titan XD is not going to be so potent. However, if the Japanese company installs this setup for its pickup, it will reach 20,000 pounds easily. But, this is just a speculation for now, but do not be surprised if this actually happens.
2020 Nissan Titan XD Warrior
Some reports say the Titan XD Warrior will be slightly smaller and sportier than the standard edition. If this happens, this will be the most powerful and luxurious pickup truck in the world. With a 5.0-liter turbodiesel engine, no other vehicle in the same class can match its outputs. There are new diesel units on the way for Ram 1500, Ford F-150, and Chevy Silverado 1500, but these are 3.0 displacements. In the best case, trucks will produce 460 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Nissan Titan XD Warrior will offer 555 pound-feet. Engineers can tune it to make even more twist power.
The truck is also very appealing and aggressive. The armor surrounding the body is definitely something we are not seeing every day. But, the more impressive interior features will draw the attention of all truckers and fans of luxurious cabins. The concept vehicle showed us a 7-inch touchscreen display where we monitor what is going on around the pickup (several cameras are installed). Navigation is also part of the standard offer.
Zonal climate controls and more safety features are making the 2020 Nissan Titan XD Warrior perfect for both road trips, or off-road adventures. Also, rear-seat infotainment system will get USB ports and few more gadgets and gizmos. Black fabric covers most of the interior. The leather is not shown on concept truck. Orange accents are eye-catching and elegant. Aluminum and chrome details are making the cabin even more appealing.
2020 Nissan Titan XD Release Date and Price
The 2020 Nissan Titan XD will be a star of the upcoming season. The Japanese company pays a lot of attention to it since the full-size Titan and the mid-size Frontier are waiting for their redesigns after next year. So, with all cards on XD model, Nissan could bring it in mid-2019. Whatsoever, these fans who plan to purchase a new vehicle will have to wait until the next year to be able to make an order. Nissan will launch it early.
The price will see some modifications. Single Cab, 4×2 drive for petrol drivetrain makes the base configuration. It will cost you $34,000. King Cab adds $2,000 and Crew Cab $5,000. If you want 4×4 drive, then prepare $3,000 extra. With Platinum trim level, the 2020 Nissan Titan XD will cost $60,000. It is already pretty expensive, and we haven’t mentioned diesel and Warrior upgrades. The diesel engine is adding $6,000 to all configurations available with petrol unit.
Warrior is not available at the moment. However, special parts will make it the most expensive truck in the lineup. For the 2020 Titan XD, we believe it will start above $70,000. It is as luxurious as the Platinum model. On the other hand, off-road upgrades are making a huge difference. Toyota Tundra TRD Pro might offer similar performance, but it will lack a lot of premium features Warrior offers inside the cabin.