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2016 Nissan Titan XD makes world debut at North American International Auto Show

– Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn unveils 2016 TITAN-XD, marking Nissan’s aggressive return to the full-size pickup battlefield

– All-new TITAN-XD design, anchored by powerful Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, carves out “new class” of full-size truck between current heavy-duty and light-duty offerings

– Bold TITAN-XD exterior and interior designs follow “powerful precision tool” theme – topped with new Warrior-inspired TITAN badging

– Created for American buyers – with core planning, design and engineering conducted in Tennessee, California, Michigan and Arizona – new Nissan TITAN will be assembled in Mississippi, with engines from Tennessee and Indiana

DETROIT – Nissan today debuted the all-new Nissan TITAN full-size pickup to a standing room-only crowd of international media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Presiding over the dramatic reveal was Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, who stated, “With the 2016 Nissan TITAN-XD, we weren’t just going for ‘best-in-class.’ Instead, we are offering the ‘Best New Class.'”

The new TITAN-XD, the first of the new generation of Nissan TITAN models, creates a new segment of the American market. It offers the effortless towing and hauling of the larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability of half-ton pickups. It is projected to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in late 2015.

Powered by a new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and hefty 555 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 TITAN-XD will offer an available maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds (when properly equipped), along with available cutting-edge towing features such as an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame.

Additional available TITAN-XD utility features and convenience aids include RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides, Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD) and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights from outside the vehicle. Also available are Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and a Front and Rear Sonar System.

The wide range of available interior features includes front and rear NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats and a large center console designed to serve as a mobile workstation.

“The new TITAN will deliver toughness, capability and quality,” added Ghosn. “In addition to a range of cab configurations, the TITAN lineup will ultimately encompass multiple powertrain choices. These include an all-new workhorse gasoline V8, as well as our first V6 offering in this class.”

More details on the full Nissan TITAN lineup will be announced at a later date.

The all-new TITAN, like the first-generation Titan, was developed with core Nissan planning, design, engineering and manufacturing teams contributing from Tennessee, California, Michigan, Arizona and Mississippi.

The all-new TITAN also underscores Nissan’s commitment to localized production. Nissan has invested more than $5 billion in the United States in the past five years and has moved manufacturing for several models from overseas to its North American plants.

“Our growing U.S. presence is bolstering our performance and helped to make 2014 a year of significant growth for Nissan in the U.S.,” said Ghosn. “Our operations, our network of partners, and – most importantly – our products are stronger than ever. Nissan is targeting 10 percent market share in the U.S. And the all-new TITAN is a key part of our growth strategy.”

The new TITAN-XD Crew Cab is the first of three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels to be available later in the Nissan TITAN lineup. More information on the full lineup will be available at a later date.

For photography and additional information about the 2016 Nissan TITAN-XD, along with the complete lineup of 2015 Nissan vehicles, please visit NissanNews.com.

Read the complete article at: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/2016-nissan-titan-xd-makes-world-debut-at-north-american-international-auto-show

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2015 Nissan Cummins Turbo Diesel Titan

What happens when you give a 1500 truck a motor of a 2500? You get a 2015 Nissan Titan that delivers massive amounts of power and a company that takes advantage of competitor’s possible bad business decisions. Yes it seems that RAM trucks will no longer be able to offer a Cummins diesel as the corporate big wigs want the trucks to share the engines of its Italian diesel engine manufacturers VM Motori. For Nissan that leaves an opening to take the foreign brand and entice more Americans to take a look at the next generation Nissan. As both the engine and truck will be built on American soil we see that is really little to dislike about what the company is doing.

The 5.0 Cummins turbo diesel looks to deliver some impressive numbers like, around 300hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. This should make for a towing monster capable of a possible 20,000lb towing capacity. And with possible numbers such as these, you can bet that it is getting noticed by all the other truck manufacturers. It is Nissan’s way of saying that they are willing to deliver what customers are asking for such as diesel powertrains in 1500 type trucks and with other options you the potential customer has the option to really get the truck you want built without having to make too many exceptions.

With the second generation Nissan Titan sporting more cab and bed configurations along with engine options and an overall more fuel efficient capability means that we just might see Nissan grabbing back some market share from the other players. This feat won’t be easy due to the fact that Ford will still offer engines like the popular Ecoboost and RAM will offer an Eco-diesel engine option to entice those who wish to have a bit more fuel efficiency but it seems that the towing capabilities will go to the new Nissan Titan as this 5.0 liter will be placed more against the HEMI and larger displacement engines in the competition. If we look at the ability for manufacturers to deliver a wide realm of options such as these should make for an interesting read out as to what options buyers will go with.

For Nissan I believe that this is a smart move in order to grab more U.S. customers as many are familiar with the Cummins name and that since both engine and truck will be built here in the states means that there will be a great PR campaign for the 2nd-gen 2015 Nissan Titan. It is unclear as to what the up charge will be for such an engine but it appears that there will be a few individuals looking to make the switch over to Nissan for the first time ever.

As read on: http://gearheads.org/2015-nissan-cummins-turbo-diesel-titan/#.VHSFrr7pjdl

Renewed Ram comparisons

With both Chevrolet Colorado and Ford F-150 boasting of their fuel economy— the latter without actually releasing it yet — Ram has done the footwork to provide comparisons of their mileage versus every competitor.

Of note, the Ram 1500 V6 is no longer the most efficient full-sized gasoline-powered pickup, though it is tied for best with the Chevrolet Silverado. The Ram 1500 diesel does retain the title of most efficient full or midsized pickup, arguably, with Tacoma coming in at the same rounded combined mileage (1 mpg better city, 3 mpg worse highway). Tacoma is smaller, and comes with a four cylinder engine coupled to a manual transmission.

The new Ford F-150’s gas mileage has yet to be revealed; the company has already said that it will be the highest-mileage F-150 ever,  but has not said it will be the best in the full size segment.

Ram wrote that their 1500 achieved strong mileage through its low drag (0.36 cD compared with mode of around 0.40, resulting in a gain of around 0.4 mpg on the highway); eight-speed automatic and parasitic loss prevention systems (around 2 mpg gain); and diesel engine (around 6 mpg gain). A Ram press release claimed that a 500 pound weight reduction results in around a 2% increase in fuel economy, or around 0.5 mpg.

Ford continues to enjoy a reputation for fuel economy, though F-150 is near the bottom of the class, ironically only beating a pair of Japanese trucks. The top two trucks in fuel economy come from two companies whose reputation among the general public is, also ironically, for inefficient powertrains: Chrysler/Ram and GM/Chevrolet.

Ram fuel economy

As read on: http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2014/11/renewed-ram-comparisons