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When Nissan finally gets around to replacing the Titan pickup truck, there's a solid chance it will come with a diesel powerplant – at least as an option.

Previous reports had indicted that there was a possibility, but in a recent interview, Nissan product boss Larry Dominique gave his strongest endorsement yet, commenting that, "diesel is certainly something we are looking at for the next generation Titan."

The interview was actually a part of Nissan's "win a chance to be an auto show reporter" contest, and considering all the questions and answers were likely vetted and prepared, this adds more weight to Dominique's remarks.

Further discussing the issue of diesels Dominique says the introduction of such a powerplant would be based on "consumer demand for greater fuel economy." Commenting that most consumers tow under 8,000 lbs and don't require 800 lb-ft of torque, don't look for a Heavy Duty diesel-powered Titan in the future. "Small displacement diesels or mid-size displacement diesels are certainly something we'd consider," says Dominique.

Since a partnership with Chrysler fell through on the next-gen Titan, company execs have remained committed to the idea, but we're not likely to see a second-generation of the Nissan pickup until at least 2014.

More: Next-Gen Nissan Titan Could Get Diesel Engine Says Product Boss on AutoGuide.com
 

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If Nissan ever partners with Chrysler I'm done with them. I vowed long ago I would never again do buisness with a company that puts out such crap as Chrysler. They're a company of liars and thieves.
 

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i hate to break anyones' little heart but if nissan buys a diesel from chrysler, im ALL IN. dodge builds the upmost power plant of diesel. they just released the ho 6.7l 345hp 850tq STOCK! also they are the ONLY diesel on the market WITHOUT UREA additive!
 

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i hate to break anyones' little heart but if nissan buys a diesel from chrysler, im ALL IN. dodge builds the upmost power plant of diesel. they just released the ho 6.7l 345hp 850tq STOCK! also they are the ONLY diesel on the market WITHOUT UREA additive!
Dodge doesn't build the diesel, Cummins builds the diesel! ;)

It says in that article that Nissan doesn't have any plans to build a HD truck with a diesel powerplant. So, most likely it will be the half ton diesel (if they ever go through with it....)

And yes, the 6.7L H.O. is going to be bad-to-the-bone.....when it finally comes out. :lol: They just started the build date for them on the 2nd of this month. Expect to see them at the dealerships in about 3-4 weeks. :)
 

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Jeez. You guys see the words Chrysler and Nissan in the same paragraph and lose your minds. This article mentions Chrysler only in passing to repeat what we all know happened with the Chrysler deal. It fell through! Why immediately begin to post as if it that deal were still on??? :bangit:

They're correct in their assessment of how most consumers use their trucks. A half ton diesel would be very welcome, IMHO.
 

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If nissan puts a cummins in their truck from the factory then thats the ultimate truck. Its like putting a cummins in a ford. Nice truck, nice engine. Dodge = pos truck but has the best engine. But it'll never happen because its failed to happen in the past. 2008 came and went, same with 2010.. its half way through 2011 and still nothing. So im stuck with making my own diesel truck. They probably won't make a half ton diesel because it'll screw their market for the 3/4 and 1ton diesel pickups.
 

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They probably won't make a half ton diesel because it'll screw their market for the 3/4 and 1ton diesel pickups.
I'm not sure what information you base this on, but it seems that Nissan isn't interested in the HD market anyway. So regardless, it's moot. If you read the article you'll know not to expect anything in 2012 or 2013 either.
 

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Ten years ago when the wifes Voyager rotors warped at 11k and Chrysler would not honor them under warranty (10k on rotor) I told Chrysler corporate who also denied the escalated claim as well I would never buy another product in their family. I am thrilled that this fell through and want nothing to do with them, ever. /end rant

If they ever throw a Cummins in Titan, count me in. They use a nice diesel in the Navara oversees with a 6pd manual.
 

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Dodge doesn't build the diesel, Cummins builds the diesel! ;)

And yes, the 6.7L H.O. is going to be bad-to-the-bone.....when it finally comes out. :lol: They just started the build date for them on the 2nd of this month. Expect to see them at the dealerships in about 3-4 weeks. :)
i know who makes the diesel, thats what the valve cover on my 12v says :confused: but last time i checked, cummins is only in chrysler products as far as the automobile industry goes. the HO 6.7L is only available in 3500 drw with automatics.
 

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I wasn't talking about Nissan. Was talking about the big 3. Ford won't stick a smaller powerstroke in the f-150 because then they wouldn't sell as many 2/350s. It's just common sense.
 

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I wasn't talking about Nissan. Was talking about the big 3. Ford won't stick a smaller powerstroke in the f-150 because then they wouldn't sell as many 2/350s. It's just common sense.
no they wont, but they stuck the powerstrokes little brother in one. it isnt a diesel, but the turbo v6 eco-boost makes crazy tq and gets great mileage.
 
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If nissan puts a cummins in their truck from the factory then thats the ultimate truck. Its like putting a cummins in a ford. Nice truck, nice engine. Dodge = pos truck but has the best engine. But it'll never happen because its failed to happen in the past. 2008 came and went, same with 2010.. its half way through 2011 and still nothing. So im stuck with making my own diesel truck. They probably won't make a half ton diesel because it'll screw their market for the 3/4 and 1ton diesel pickups.
I wasn't talking about Nissan. Was talking about the big 3. Ford won't stick a smaller powerstroke in the f-150 because then they wouldn't sell as many 2/350s. It's just common sense.
Really? That whole first run-on paragraph is about diesels and Nissan, but you say you were talking about the big 3 with your last sentence? Who knew? :rolleyes:

No, it's really not common sense. Instead, I would forward the suggestion that it would serve only to increase the sales of the light duty truck by providing a higher mileage vehicle to those who might be sitting the fence on jumping into the full size truck market because of the gas mileage they get.

A light duty diesel with the same towing capacity as it's gas-powered sibling would not in any way threaten the HD market. People in the market for an HD truck need the towing capacity and payload an HD truck offers. Simply putting a diesel in a 1/2 ton won't make it a viable substitute because a 1/2 ton diesel would still have the same towing capacity and payload it's always had.

Now if you'd said it hasn't or won't be done because most of America really isn't in love with diesels and don't buy them, I might have bought in to your argument. You could have at least factually backed that statement up.
 

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Really? That whole first run-on paragraph is about diesels and Nissan, but you say you were talking about the big 3 with your last sentence? Who knew? :rolleyes:

No, it's really not common sense. Instead, I would forward the suggestion that it would serve only to increase the sales of the light duty truck by providing a higher mileage vehicle to those who might be sitting the fence on jumping into the full size truck market because of the gas mileage they get.

A light duty diesel with the same towing capacity as it's gas-powered sibling would not in any way threaten the HD market. People in the market for an HD truck need the towing capacity and payload an HD truck offers. Simply putting a diesel in a 1/2 ton won't make it a viable substitute because a 1/2 ton diesel would still have the same towing capacity and payload it's always had.

Now if you'd said it hasn't or won't be done because most of America really isn't in love with diesels and don't buy them, I might have bought in to your argument. You could have at least factually backed that statement up.
Okay, think what you want. I really don't see it offensive that you are judging the way I punctuate on a very informal forum through my phone. I was talking about the big 3 because it was mentioned above and they're the only once who provide HD diesels (surprise surprise..) But okay you seem to think that only your opinion matters. This is all opinion.. no factual basis behind my opinion. Do you have a factual basis behind yours?

Who cares anyways?
 

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I know. It's difficult for some when countered with logic. But hey, that's just my opinion.
 

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I would love to see a 3/4 titan with a Diesel.

Its funny to me about the Cummins, because, Cummins is owned by Ford ... :lol: ... Yep ,I am still trying to figure that one out.
 

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Now I know how you have such a high post count, 99% of its just bull**** like this. Oh well.
Yes, and its opinions like yours that show your age ...
 
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I was just thinking about this...about how bad @$$ the new Titan will be (or have to be). You figure the Titan hasn't had a major update since.....well never, unless you count the updates in '08 models "major". By 2014, all other full size trucks will even further surpass the Titan in features, engine/tranny, quality, etc. So, I'm guessing Nissan will re-enter the full size truck market in 2014 with a BIG BANG. They'll have to come out with features on the new Titan that are far better/newer/innovative than what's already in the market (much like it did when our Titans debuted...i.e. Utilitrac, most powerful V8 in its class, etc.)...especially if it wants to impress and win over Big 3/Toyota buyers. Think of all the cool features and build quality of full size trucks these days. Even the Big 3 have stepped up significantly. Then think of the kinds of cool features that will be introduced to the market by 2014.....and Nissan will HAVE to top that. Awesome! By then, my truck will be 6 years old. Wait a few years so Nissan can work out the kinks.....do a trade in around 2016 or so. Suhhhweeeettttt!
 

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I would love to see a 3/4 titan with a Diesel.

Its funny to me about the Cummins, because, Cummins is owned by Ford ... :lol: ... Yep ,I am still trying to figure that one out.
I think thats funny I was gonna say that but you beat me too it.

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