Making and appearance at the New York show was the Titan XD gasoline variant in all its money saving glory. We expected the XD designation to be for diesels only but Nissan surprised us with another heavy-duty half-ton XD option at the show.
That’s right, this Titan XD variant is sporting a specially tuned 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 gasoline engine under the hood with an MSRP of $35,290 for the base trim level ($5,000 less than the diesel) and going up to $55,520 for the Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 trim. Not included is the destination and handling charge of $1,195. Overall, you’ll have a choice of five trim levels and each trim will come with both 4x4 and 4x2 drivetrains.
For the price, you’ll be getting an engine that’s rated at 390 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. An improvement over the previous gen’s Titan V8 which had an output of 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a new piston design, the new engine’s compression ratio is 11.2:1 for improved output and efficiency.
As for the exterior design, the gasoline Titan XD will look almost identical to its diesel brother except for a few small changes. Those Cummins Turbodiesel badges on the front fenders will be replaced with V8 Endurance ones and the exhaust tips will be a bit smaller. That’s pretty much it. Even the advanced technology and safety offerings for the Titan XD diesel will be made available for the gasoline version.
If you want to read the full release, make your way to Nissan’s Official Media Newsroom.