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Meet the All-New Nissan TITAN XD

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The all-new Nissan TITAN XD
The all-new TITAN XD showing off its trailering abilities
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As trucks continue to increase in popularity, Nissan is ready to up the ante with a fresh version of one of their most iconic pickups: the TITAN XD. With a refreshed powertrain, upgraded safety systems, and enhanced trailering abilities, the 2020 TITAN XD is prepared to take the road by storm.

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The most significant change from the 2019 model year is the absence of the TITAN’s signature Cummins diesel V8 engine option. In its place, you’ll find a fine-tuned 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine and an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission that increase both horsepower and torque to 400 and 413 lb-ft, respectively. This engine is equipped with Nissan’s Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) and Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) technology to boost efficiency to levels more commonly found in smaller pickups.

Nissan is also packing the 2020 TITAN XD full of advanced safety and driver-assist technology by making its Safety Shield 360 suite standard on all models. This package includes features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, auto high-beams, blind-spot monitoring, and more. Every TITAN XD will also sport class-exclusive rear automatic braking.

The 2020 TITAN XD will also receive construction and body updates. All models are built on a reinforced, fully-boxed full-length ladder frame that provides exceptional support and rigidity. The wheelbase is roughly 15 inches longer than the standard TITAN, which allowed Nissan to equip the XD with a full 6.5-foot bed. Additionally, to dial in on what diehard fans want out of their trucks, the body will only be available as a 4×4 crew cab.

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The TITAN XD will offer a host of features meant to make towing a breeze. These include an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control, Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control, and a Trailer Light Check system. As a bonus, the 2020 TITAN XD is the only truck to come standard — on the SV trim level and above — with a factory-installed gooseneck hitch.

While Nissan hasn’t specified a pricepoint yet, the 2020 TITAN XD will be available starting in early 2020.