The second largest Japanese automaker has announced the US auto market will receive a new gasoline engine option for the Titan and Titan XD – a 5.6-liter V8 Endurance.
The engine is even more important for the US since it will be locally built at the company’s factory in Tennessee and the company has detailed it saying it would churn out 390 hp (290 kW) and 401 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque. That’s a good 73 hp (54 kW) and 16 lb-ft (21 Nm) above the level displayed by the preceding 5.6-liter V8 engine that was used by the older generation Titan. Aside from the increase in power, the new 5.6-liter V8 Endurance petrol unit also comes fitted with direct injection, enhanced throttle response, and a higher compression ratio – thanks to using the four-valves per cylinder setup and Variable Valve Event & Lift technology.
Rumored since the initial launch of the diesel-powered Titan XD, the new gasoline mill will make its official debut on the Titan XD come spring 2016 and will be mated to an equally new seven-speed automatic transmission packing the Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching tech. “With this new engine, Nissan Titan XD customers will have the opportunity to make the choice that is best for their towing and hauling needs – either the all-new Endurance V8 or the Cummins diesel – two offerings that you won’t find on any other truck on the market today,” commented Rich Miller, Nissan Titan’s chief product specialist.