Nissan Debuts V8 Diesel-Powered 2016 Titan XD in Detroit

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After incessantly teasing the 2016 Titan with videos and photos, Nissan has finally revealed its all-new pickup at the Detroit auto show. Along with it, the manufacturer is also announcing the availability of a 5.0-liter Cummins V8 diesel engine that it says allows the model to “carve out a new class of full-size truck between current heavy-duty and light-duty offerings.”

The model variation they chose to unveil is the XD, which is positioned above conventional half-ton trucks, but below something like a Chevy Silverado 2500. It’s the first one to go on sale, but as you’d imagine, multiple variations will follow – this is, after all, a completely redesigned model, so they’re making the most of it and adding more versions along the line.

The 5.0-liter V8 turbo diesel engine makes 310 hp and 555 lb-ft or 752 Nm and grants the XD a towing capacity of 12,000 lbs. The engine will be exclusively available in the XD model, but it will be complimented by the V6 and V8 petrol alternatives that will power other versions.

Aside from its new design and engine, the Titan also sports a lot of electronics onboard too. Stuff like a rear-view camera with trailer guides, surround-view system (with moving object detection capability) and a Trailer Light Check system can be specified, as can blind spot warning and a Rear Sonar System.

That’s pretty much it as far as release information goes. Keep in mind that the model in the photos below is the crew cab, with king cab and other variations coming after launch.

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