When it comes to the full-size class, Nissan is far behind the major players. For example, while the Blue Oval sells nearly 1,000,000 of F-150 model, the Japanese automaker sells around 50,000 Titans. Well, the upcoming changes and updates for the 2021 Nissan Titan could change the picture.
Of course, there are numerous ways how can Nissan improve its full-size truck. One of them is a complete overhaul of the Warrior. Back in the day, Warrior was a futuristic truck, able to compete with the Ford Raptor and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. But, the Warrior is old. So, the updated version could help the Japanese company to establish a recognizable image in the segment.
Also, the XD version could be added to the lineup, with its massive turbodiesel engine. Lastly, the upcoming truck could include a Nismo version as well. However, this is based on the wishes and hopes of the fans, not the official news from Yokohama.
2021 Nissan Titan Engine, Diesel Option
For the entry-level, the forthcoming 2021 Nissan Titan will offer only one engine option. It is a petrol 5.6-liter mill, also known as Endurance. This engine will be available in Titan XD models as well. The peak output of the petrol unit is 390 hp and 395-lb-ft of torque. The 7-speed automatic transmission shifts power to either a two- or four-wheel-drive system.
Furthermore, Titan’s maximum towing capacity is set to 9,700 lbs. The Japanese automaker terminated a 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel unit. We.ll, not really, This unit will just be returned and it will be available again, probably with the 2022MY.
Nissan will add the refined engine to the base model, as well as the XD version. At the moment, the 5.0-liter mill produces 310 hp and 555 lb-ft. That output is good enough to compete with new diesel models like Ford F-150, Ram 1500, etc.
Even though 2021 Nissan Titan doesn’t come with a broad range of engines, there are other options that will allow you to built a dream pickup. Let’s start with the cab configuration. The Titan offers Single Cab, King Cab, and Crew Cab. Moreover, customers can choose between 4×2 or 4×2 drive. Next, let’s pick a trim level.
Here we have S and SV versions, as entry-level versions. The King Cab configuration adds Pro-4X off-road trim, but the majority of features come with the Crew Cab. Besides these trims, there’s SL and Platinum Reserve. On top of that, on the SV and SL trims customers can choose the Midnight Package with unique equipment.
2021 Nissan Titan Price
The starting price of the upcoming 2021 Nissan Titan will be $30,700 (Single Cab, 4×2 version). But, if you want 4×4, that will add $2,500 to the price, which is slightly higher then the MSRP of Titan King Cab.
Furthermore, in its base version, the Crew Cab comes for $37,000. Additionally, for an extra $3,300 you’ll get the Midnight Edition. The Pro-4X starts in the $45K range, depending on a cabin configuration. The range-topping Platinum Reserve model comes close to $60,000.
The release date of the new Titan is still unknown. But, we will inform our readers when the Japanese company releases any sort of information regarding the release.