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Old 05-18-2011, 08:54 PM
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:46 AM
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Interesting article. Interesting discussion following also. Those of us who actually own diesel pickups and understand their true value can see the potential here, let's hope it pays off.
2014 though? Arrghhh... probably need to make a move before then.
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I nearly posted this up here last night. It is good to see and I bet it makes its way into a few products but it does seem a little undersized for what the American market is used to. Notice I didn't say ACTUALLY undersized, only from what we are used to.

I personally think a 2.2 L version would be great for the midsize vechilces including the Frontier and a 3.3 L for the 1/2 ton truck and NV van.
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I thought Dodge had a contract to build the Titans for Nissan ? Just a re-badged Ram ?
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I thought Dodge had a contract to build the Titans for Nissan ? Just a re-badged Ram ?
fell through with the Cerebrus nightmarish times.

I think Nissan is evolving thier own stuff from Renault's heavy van platforms. I bet we see a full range of products from them on the next go-around and hopefully they have some more powertrain options. I ma not sure what they are goign to do for powering the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks though. Have to keep up with the Joneses but I am not sure of a large diesel in Renault's vault of engine goodies they can use.
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Everyone I've talked to with a Titan love them but hate the gas gauge .
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I'd be on board to purchase this truck. I am quite pleased that someone is steppign up to the plate on this and it really doesn't surprise me that it is Nissan. They have promised us a few diesel options over the past couple of years and they are also the only current mainline automaker with an electric vehicle (I know Mitsubishi does but they are not a major auto maker IMO)

they have a track record of doing the unconventional and I applaude that. THey are committed to bringing down the weight of their vehicles too (next Frontier is slated to be much smaller and lighter) and I bet the Titan is no exception.
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Nissans sales have not been great so maybe they have nothing to loose ? If a diesel Titan could get in the middle 20's count me in...
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Nissans sales have not been great so maybe they have nothing to loose ? If a diesel Titan could get in the middle 20's count me in...
I think the real world, EPA measured goal, is for about 26 or 27 highway and 19-20 ish city. THe highway figures are goign to be hard to get without a serious reduction in coefficient of drag and frontal swept area. Maybe they'll have a special aerodynamic package for these trucks. A couple of good under body trays would help probably 1-2 mpg alone and really wouldn't be a major cost increase, might eat up a little ground clearance though.
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I think the real world, EPA measured goal, is for about 26 or 27 highway and 19-20 ish city. THe highway figures are goign to be hard to get without a serious reduction in coefficient of drag and frontal swept area. Maybe they'll have a special aerodynamic package for these trucks. A couple of good under body trays would help probably 1-2 mpg alone and really wouldn't be a major cost increase, might eat up a little ground clearance though.
A little less ground clearance for 26 mpg , works for me . That's what got me following Mahindra.. Maybe they can change this site to Nissan Diesel to encourage Nissan to do it.
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