This sounds about right to me....
My guess is Nissan isn't going to price these things low enough for mass-market appeal but they will price them low enough to capture some of the 2500 market. I don't see anyone being able to buy a well equipped diesel Titan for anything less than 45k. Just guessing, but I would expect the engine to be at least a $5000 option. I think Nissan will sell a decent number of these things to those who tow trailers that weigh 7000-12,000 pounds. That's a frightening amount of weight for most of the 1500s and should be nothing for the Cummins. It's nothing for the larger diesels but you have to pay a pretty penny to get one of those. Nissan is going to want to stay under that amount by a noticeable number.
The only FORSURE is the ISV will love your 8000 lb trailer more than the EB will IMO. Especially if we're talking mileage...This sounds about right to me.
Their main competitor for my next truck + 8000# trailer will be the new F150's with the HD Payload option and the 3.5L EcoB.
Diesel is a hard sell these days, with the higher initial price, fuel pricing, and all the emissions control and fuel pump issues. Repair and maintenance costs can be astronomical.
And in terms of greenhouse gas emissions you need substantially better mileage (~20%) to best a similar, modern gas engine.
Personally I love the diesel's low end torque, but the F150's 3.5L EcoB comes close enough for my $$$.
We'll just have to wait and see about the pricing, payload and fuel economy.
You're right. All that low end torque could make for a great tow truck if Nissan does it right. And I would hope my towing mileage would improve from the current 10.7 mpgUS to ?? 13mpgUS ??The only FORSURE is the ISV will love your 8000 lb trailer more than the EB will IMO. Especially if we're talking mileage...
All RAMs have stupid low payloads. The weight of the EcoD just makes it worse. They make a nice "grocery-getter", but not a tow/work truck, for me anyway. I try not to exceed the manufacturer's weight ratings.so I take the Ram hasn't tickled your fancy? Its no hotrod but from what I've read it punches well above its weight...
DP had it at 105% of GVWR and it was still smiling
So far they seem to aiming quite high, showing some things that suggest the new Titan will be a real tough truck.that's also one thing i have noticed with ram, an area they can definitely improve on.
but like you i am also curious as to what nissan will do.