The pickup wars are heating up and Nissan North America’s senior vice president of product planning has hinted the Titan will eventually be offered with a V6 engine.
Speaking to Wards Auto, Michael Bunce said “A new Frontier is on its way and a V6 is more geared toward that segment.” However, he added “Both [trucks] are built in the same plant in Mississippi, so that opportunity is being looked at for Titan also.” Bunce declined to say when we can expect the engine to be offered in the Titan but he suggested the V6 will likely debut in the Frontier first.
Little is known about the upcoming engine but Nissan expects it to appeal to companies and consumers who are looking for a work truck and don’t need the power of a V8. The V6 model should also be more affordable than the V8 variant which starts at $29,580.
When asked about the possible return of the Xterra, Bunce said Nissan is “very, very closely” looking at the segment and noted the model could appeal to male Millennials. He went on to describe the Xterra as a “great asset” which could be utilized in the future.