The Nissan Titan XD is the pickup truck that splits the difference between the light-duty and heavy-duty offerings. This truck delivers a good balance between performance and price but also rides well and has functional cabins. The XD can tow up to 12, 640 pounds, more than any light-duty version but can also add the off-road ready equipment if one wants to spend more time beyond the pavement. However, with the hardware upgrades, Nissan also offers plenty of luxury features and like every good pickup truck today, the Titian XD comes in many configurations.
The XD arrived all-new for the 2016 model year and light-duty Titian came a year after. Nissan promised the V-6 option for the light-duty version and it could arrive for the 2019 model year. On the other hand, the 2019 Nissan Titan XD will stick with the V-8 engine options. Although some upgrades are expected on the V-8 duo, Nissan hasn’t revealed details yet. However, the new model will likely upgrade electronic and safety features while could also see some styling tweaks.
2019 Nissan Titan XD: Design
The Titian XD was the all-new truck for the 2016 version while the last version only brought the Midnight Package and standard rearview camera. The truck shares the same design language with the light-duty version but beyond the eye reach, two trucks have unique frames and suspension setups.
As for the 2019 Nissan Titan XD, Nissan still hides details about the upgrades but based on the industry reports, the truck could see some styling changes. The truck won’t get new sheet metal or upgrades under the skin. However, it could get tweaked grille version and restyled lighting units. The grille will get different finish depending on the chosen trim and the upper-grades versions will wear more chrome details. The truck will be available in three cab styles and with two bed options.
Inside the cabin, the Titian XD offers comfortable seats and well-arranged controls. The material quality and finish are also very good and model also offers modern electronic features and tons of luxuries.
The new version is expected to upgrades the infotainment features and offers more standard equipment. New touches should also be detected on interior design and we should also get new material combinations. Nissan is also expected to expand the offer of active safety systems. The current version offers blind spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts and surround-view cameras but upgrades should include some of accident avoidance aids.
2019 Nissan Titan XD: Powertrains
When it comes to the power options, there are no signs that Nissan would introduce new options for the 2019 Nissan Titan XD. So, the new version will likely rely on two V-8 engines again but they could be tuned to deliver more horsepower and torque.
Buyers who prefer gasoline-fed power will choose a 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 engine. In the current form, this engine makes 390 hp and 394 pound-feet of torque. It will likely stay the pair with the 7-speed automatic transmission but power and torque could go slightly up.
The buyers will opt for the 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V-8 if they need better towing capability. This engine produces now 310 hp and 555 pound-feet of twist. However, Nissan will likely draw more hp and torque for the version.
The truck will also offer two and four-wheel drive setups. The PRO-4X will add Bilstein shocks, two-speed transfer case, skid plates, lockable rear differential and more to boost the off-road performance.
2019 Nissan Titan XD: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Nissan Titan XD will have the launch date late this year. The price range will again have a similar starting point around $32k.