You read that right, Nissan has joined forces with the infamous Cummins for an upcoming release that will blow the market away. For what Nissan is calling the next generation Titan, there will be an available option for a Cummins 5.0L V8 option. This news sent a tsunami through the industry as it will be only the second light duty diesel truck in recent years, and the first with a V8 diesel. The 5.0L Cummins is slated to produce a whopping 300HP and 550 lb.-ft. of torque, in comparison to the first recent light duty diesel Ram V6 at 240HP and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.
Exact release dates for this new generation Titan are still under wraps for the time being, but we are expecting this to be a 2015 model. For current diesel owners that don’t need the hauling capacity and their ¾ ton and 1 ton trucks, this is a huge welcome, and we feel that this will also bring many new diesel purchasers to the market.