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
reports that the
and Ram will share
their doors and roof panels. The next-gen Titan will feature an exterior and interior designed solely by
, which should put to rest concerns about a rebadged
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
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
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.