After the arrival of the all-new Tundra, the Titan remains the oldest model in the class. However, this truck was updated in 2020, which is the thing that indicates that the current generation should remain in production for another few years. Does this mean that the next year’s model shouldn’t bring changes? Probably. However, we are getting reports about the comeback of the oil-burner version, which would hit the market as the 2023 Nissan Titan Diesel.
If you’re familiar with Nissan’s pickup truck, you know very well that the Japanese manufacturer already tried with a diesel engine. However, this unit was reserved for the XD variant only and after just a few years in the offer, this version was discontinued, mainly because of poor sales. Nowadays, rumors suggest that Nissan management could give another try to this version, though offered in all variants this time. Still, keep in mind that this is nothing more than a rumor and that it probably won’t happen. Make sure to take the following paragraph with a reserve.
2023 Nissan Titan Diesel Engine
Of course, the main thing about this version is the engine. If we can trust rumors, the company would offer a familiar oil burner. Yes, we are talking about the familiar 5.0-liter V8 from Cummins, which was already offered in the Titan XD. However, rumors also suggest more power this time. Previously, the engine was rated at 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque and it looks like the new version could feature a max power of between 330 and 350 horses. On the other hand, the max torque would probably remain the same.
That’s way more compared to the big three, which all use V6 turbodiesel units with less power and significantly less torque. For example, the most capable of them is the Ram 1500, which is good for about 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
Unlike the gasoline version that uses Nissan’s 7-speed automatic transmission, this model would come with a 6-speed unit from Aisin.
2023 Nissan Titan Diesel Design
Other than the engine, the 2023 Nissan Titan Diesel wouldn’t be much different compared to the standard gasoline model. So, the overall layout would be the same as in the initial version. Of course, with all the updates that came a few years ago. This particularly refers to the styling, which now features a new front end with a more prominent grille, more attractive headlights etc.
Just like the gasoline version, this model would also come in two configurations. Base models would feature a King Cab design, with a 6-foot-7-inch bed. You can also get the Crew Cab model, which comes with a smaller, 5-foot-7-inch bed.
Of course, the cabin design would remain the same as well. We would see a nicely-designed cabin, which combines usability with relatively attractive aesthetics. Things like materials and the overall build quality are also at a pretty high level.
The cabin is spacious and also comes with a lot of standard and available equipment. Among standard equipment, we would expect to see goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo. Among upgrades, there should be things like a 9-inch touch screen, HD Radio, navigation, two rear USB ports, and a 12-speaker Fender audio system, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a household-style power outlet, a power-sliding rear window, and remote start.
2023 Nissan Titan Diesel Release Date and Price
The 2023 Nissan Titan Diesel is just a rumor for now, which probably won’t happen. However, if it happens, we presume it would hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the next year, with a starting price of around 40.000 dollars.