The 2022 Nissan Titan Diesel is going to compete with American trucks that use oil burners. Last year, the Japanese company removed the only such engine. However, the move is reconsidered, and the full-size pickup is going to reintroduce a V8 mill. This time, it is going to be available for the standard Titan, not only the XD. Further rumors are mentioning Nismo and Warrior versions. One thing is sure – the diesel/Pro-4X combo is going to be one of the meanest off-road configurations in the market.
It is still a question of what kind of a powerplant Nissan is going to use. A 5.0-liter V8 was criticized for its size, fuel consumption, and emissions. A kind of hybrid setup shouldn’t be written off. Also, downsizing is an option. But, it is a big project and too expensive for a dying class. Diesel engines are not going to be around for too long.
2022 Nissan Titan Diesel Specs
Let’s start with the most recent engine that was available in the US. A 5.0-liter turbodiesel is good for 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft. Well, that is not too much more above the level of Ram, Chevy and Ford diesel pickups. All three configurations are between 250 and 280 horsepower and 440-480 lb-ft of torque. So, the 2022 Nissan Titan Diesel could spice things up in this market. The towing capacity is expected to be around 13,000 pounds. A four-cylinder unit from a smaller Navara is not an option. The new Titan will require at least six cylinders.
XD and Warrior
It will be also interesting to see how the new engine is going to work with certain models. Titan is one of the most popular options among US truckers. Versatility is one of the reasons. The Titan XD is a slightly bigger version that was available with a diesel engine. But, the company cut this unit last season, and truckers were pretty surprised, especially with other companies adding oil burners.
The 2022 Nissan Titan Diesel Warrior could be a serious contender in the 4×4 market. The off-road model is going against the Ford Raptor and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. Still, the concept is quite old and there are more enthusiasts who believe it will never happen. Nissan is not letting it go yet. It could be the perfect moment with the novelties coming from Ram and Ford, delivering high-output versions of their pickup trucks.
2022 Nissan Titan Diesel Release Date and Price
A diesel engine is still an option for the Titan. But, the time is ticking away and we still haven’t heard any official statement confirming the comeback of the oil burner. So, it can come as the concept next year and the release will follow in a few months. If a V8 comes back, the price is going to gain at least $10,000 compared to the petrol V8 Titan is already using. So, the 2022 Nissan Titan Diesel will cost at least $45,000 and it will go over $50,000 with high-end trim level packages.