For awhile the future of the Nissan Titan XD was questionable, but Nissan has formally revealed the 2020 Titan XD with a revised design. With design and tech changes following those recently shown off on the regular 2020 Titan, the XD is hoping to appeal to buyers with fewer options.
From a design perspective, the Titan XD is adopting the same look as the regular Titan. This means every trim level offers a bit of a unique appearance, including lava red accents on the PRO-4X trim level. The appearance changes give the Titan XD a more modern flare, while at the same time giving them a toughness that’s now commonplace amongst the HD pickup segment.
Another notable change is to the Titan XD’s powertrain. As Cummins has ended production of the Titan XD’s diesel engine, Nissan’s 5.6-liter gas V-8 is now the only option for 2020. That said, Nissan has upped the power ratings a bit to 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Nissan has also swapped out the transmission for a new nine-speed unit, mimicking the regular Titan.
Limited options is a bit of a theme with the 2020 Titan XD. Nissan is dropping all configurations of the truck except the crew cab with a 6.5-foot bed. This means the era of the single cab Titan XD is over. Buyers are also shoehorned into four-wheel-drive only for 2020.
Lastly, the 2020 Titan XD is getting updated technology inside. Nissan’s latest infotainment system is in tow, along with a new optional nine-inch touchscreen display on higher-end trim levels. Titan XD is also gaining automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, auto high-beam assist, rear door alert and rear automatic braking as standard equipment.
Options such as a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and traffic sign recognition are optional on most trim levels.
The 2020 Nissan Titan XD will arrive in dealerships early next year. Expect pricing and towing information to be released closer to launch.