The upcoming 2022 Nissan Titan continues with changes and upgrades. The full-size truck doesn’t manage as good sales as before. There were some rumors regarding this model and its discontinuation. However, the Japanese manufacturer is not giving up on its Titan truck. Thanks to that, the new model will gain a complete redesign. Most of the upgrades are borrowed from the Frontier pickup. New Titan will look more aggressive and definitely more stylish. The interior will gain more tech and some new features as well.
Still, things under the hood shouldn’t change at all. Some reports are predicting a hybrid powertrain option, but this is unlikely to happen. Instead, a potent V8 engine will once again power the full-size Titan. We think the high-performance Titan Nismo variant is a must, but Nissan didn’t say anything about it. On the other hand, the XD version is more likely to happen. Here’s everything you need to know about this famous and significantly refreshed model.
2022 Titan Specs
The latest update on the Titan truck happened in 2020. Now, the 2022 Nissan Titan is getting a complete revamp. The reason for that is lower sales, so the brand is trying to rescue its famous nameplate. As we said, a 5.6-liter V8 engine will remain. This is an interesting decision for a vast of reasons. This engine generates up to 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque Most of the rivals are using more reliable and larger V8 engines. For an instance, GM offers its 6.2-liter unit, which is a far better option.
One good thing is that the aging 7-speed transmission is replaced. Instead, Nissan now offers a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Thanks to that, the ride is smoother and generally, the truck acts more natural. If you want maximum performance, premium fuel is a must. Currently, Nissan Titan can tow almost 10,000 pounds. Its fuel economy is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Hopefully, the manufacturer will improve the truck’s efficiency.
What About Diesel Engine?
If you want to offer a competitive full-size truck, a diesel engine is another must. Luckily enough, the new 2022 Nissan Titan will offer a diesel powertrain option. However, this engine will be available in the Titan XD variant. It is a 5.0-liter turbodiesel engine, according to some reports.
As you know, this engine was dropped recently, so this rumor doesn’t make any sense. On the other hand, a smaller diesel engine makes more sense and the most reliable sources are predicting some sort of a smaller turbo-six variant.
2022 Nissan Titan Release Date, Price
The 2022 Nissan Titan will hit the dealerships by the end of 2021. Most likely, this model will go on sale in the last quarter of the year. Its price is not available yet, but Nissan will surely offer a full-size truck that costs below $40,000. We are waiting for more official details However, the Titan truck will surely gain exterior redesign, more tech, new exterior colors, and hopefully a new diesel engine.