• May 2, 2008
More details have emerged about the next-generation Dodge Ram-based Nissan Titan pickup. Questions about how similar the two trucks will be have been partially answered, as Pickuptruck.com reports that the Titan and Ram will share only their doors and roof panels. The next-gen Titan will feature an exterior and interior designed solely by Nissan, which should put to rest concerns about a rebadged Dodge Ram. The two trucks will, however, share platforms, the Ram's new coil-sprung rear suspension, the cool RamBox storage compartment (despite hearing previously that the Titan wouldn't get this feature), and engines. In fact, in addition to a 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 sourced from Chrysler and a Cummins light-duty diesel V8, Nissan may offer Chrysler's 5.7L HEMI V8 rather than its own 5.6L 'Endurance' V8. Apparently the HEMI costs several hundred dollars less to build than the Endurance engine. Pickuptruck.com reports that the 5.6L V8 would still live on in the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 producing 400 and 450 horsepower, respectively.

Nissan is also reportedly going to produce a three-quarter-ton and one-ton Heavy Duty Titan, though these trucks will share no components with Chrysler products and be built alongside two other yet-to-be-announced light commercial vehicles at Nissan's plant in Canton, Mississippi.

[Source: Pickuptruck.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Not dissing the Endurance motor, but going with Dodge's revised 5.7 is a good call imo, especially if it makes essentially the same power for less money, regardless of displacement.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are they going to share the new 6.1-liter (or whatever) HEMI, or the 5.7? Because if it's the old hemi, that really sucks. It puts out about 275whp, while Nissan's 5.6 does over 300. Also, Titan + Chrysler 3.7 V6 = EPIC FAIL
        • 6 Years Ago
        5.7 Hemi has been revised and has more hp, more torque, and better mpg than the previous one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      VQ40 + 7 speed automatic!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wait, WHAT?? What's wrong with Nissan building thier own truck?

      Where did this come from?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if the 2012 Viper will be a rebadged GT-R
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, you got it wrong. The 2012 GT-R will be a rebadged Viper.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Considering Dodge has neither the funds, nor the inclination. I disagree.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nissan just doesn't sell enought Titans to justify the R& D required for the task...and despite you naysayers...the Ram is a very good, capable vehicle. The new version, by all accounts, looks to be one VERY competitive vehicle. The word is that the 380hp hemi (with 404 ft-lbs) will allow the MDS to run at a wider range and under more conditions (rolling hills and such). My friends '06 Hemi QC 2wd, with the cruise @ 70, get's 20mpg going from Dallas to Austin.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh, and the 3.7L will go away probably in 2010 when Chrysler rolls out the Phoenix engine program which are (according to very reliable insiders) state of the art, next generation V6s that will replace the myriad of V6s in their system with a standard platform.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this really the best time for anyone to expand further into the truck building business with $4 per gallon gas?

      You think Toyota is beginning to regret spending over 1 billion on their Tundra plant in Texas? My guess is...yep!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      the result won't be accepted by dodge lovers, or nissan folks (live long and prosper).

      it'll be some kind of also-ran like the mitsu raider was. oh well, nissan i applaud your attempt, i have liked the titan's since day 1.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This makes me sad. I love the Endurance engine in my Titan. Gets better gas mileage than the hemi and is a much more advanced engine technology-wise.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not a bad idea, I'm intrested to see how this will go.

      However, I remember when hearing "Nissan's about to go Chrysler before the K-Car" being tossed around in conversation back in the 90's.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok, the Hemi is fine, and the Cummins is useful. Especially with gas prices the way they are, I'd take a Nissan Diesel.

      But the 3.7 V6? Seriously, what's wrong with the VQ-series 4.0 engine? Nissan builds one of the best V6 engines out there?

      Why, Nissan? WHY!!!
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