Nissan’s full-size, light-duty Titan truck competes now with the redesigned Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado 1500 GMC Sierra 1500 and the up-to-date Ford F-150. Nissan also offers the Titan XD model which splits the difference between the light-duty and heavy-duty segments. The Titan was all-new for the 2017 model year and Nissan introduced several tech, safety and new options for the 2019 model year. Most notably, the firm upgraded the infotainment system and added the smartphone support features.
However, there should be even more important upgrades with the arrival of the 2020 Nissan Titan. The most rivals offer wider powertrain range than the Titan as well as the turbocharged options. Nissan promised a V-6-powered variant and the same engine should also be available in the redesigned Frontier. The model should come with a few styling updates.
2020 Nissan Titan: Powertrains
With the best-selling F-150 available with the variety of the V-6 turbo and non-turbo engines and redesigned GM’s and Ram’s light-duty truck equipped with the V-6 and diesel options, the Titan needs an additional option to the current single V-8 engine in order to improve its standings. Nissan announced the V-6 unit but hasn’t confirmed the release date. The latest reports claim that the new engine option could arrive in time for the 2020 model year. Still, details are scarce and without of the official confirmation.
The engine that could be used for the V-6-powered Titan, according to some sources, could be the Pathfinder sourced unit. The 3.5-liter V-6 makes 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque in the mentioned application. Upgraded, this engine could be the solution for the new Nissan Titan and Frontier trucks.
The 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 engine will, of course, stay in the equipment list. The engine makes 390 hp and torque of 394 pound-feet. The model will come with the 7-speed automatic transmission and the Pro-4X version will also be there with the improved off-road capability.
2020 Nissan Titan: Design
Nissan offers several new color options for the 2019 version while the sheet metal and styling elements continue in the same form. The truck was redesigned for the 2017 version but the 2020 Nissan Titan could bring a few new touches according to some sources.
The changes should affect the front-end section including also new wheel options. The style of the grille should come slightly revised and combined with the modernized headlights. Rounding the changes should be the new graphics taillights.
The interior of the model should also gain fresh materials and texture options. Nissan will also boost the equipment offer and offer more standard features.
The 2019 model brought the upgraded infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto support and a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen. Nissan also offers the new Fender Auto system and Rear Door Alert System.
Nissan’s truck lacks, however, advanced safety systems and considering better-equipped rivals, Nissan should also add the new crash avoidance technologies to the truck. Still, we don’t have proof that the 2020 version will come equipped with them.
2020 Nissan Titan: Arrival, Price
The 2020 Nissan Titan is expected to come in the second half of 2019. If the V-6 joins the lineup, the price would go below $30,000. The current base version starts at $30, 300.