Video: "Diesel Goodness" Explained for 2016 Nissan Titan XD
Titan Development Team Talks About the Unique Attributes of Diesel
The level of interest in the 2016 Nissan Titan XD is nearly unprecedented, and a lot of that interest centers around its available Cummins V-8 turbodiesel engine. Nissan released another video today as part of its “Truckumentary” series talking about “diesel goodness.” Representatives from Nissan, Cummins, and even noted diesel performance specialist Gale Banks talked about the inherent advantages of diesel in the context of a truck.
Rich Miller, director of product planning for Nissan Trucks and SUVs, describes diesel goodness as “having a lot of tenacity on grade climbs, that the engine always has more to give.” Steve Sanders of Cummins says “Part of diesel goodness is a bit of overkill, and that’s comforting.”
Gale Banks, well known for his aftermarket diesel performance development for nearly all HD diesel trucks, said, “In terms of what this thing will do in this truck, I think a lot of people that haven’t experienced diesel, but have been a Nissan customer, will really be amazed.”
Although certainly not to the colossal levels of output of the 6.7L Cummins in the Ram 3500 or even the latest Ford Power Stroke V-8, the 5.0L in the Titan XD is a unique proposition in the truck market, straddling the line between 1/2-tons and HDs, with its output of 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque roughly splitting the difference between the HD trucks and the 3.0L V-6 in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with 240 hp and 420 lb-ft. You can watch the video below.