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    2015 Titan hybrid?

    Will the Next 2015 Nissan Titan be a Hybrid?

    Posted by Andre Smirnov - May 19, 2013 - Nissan, Opinion and Editorial
    We brought you the first spy shots of the next 2015 Nissan Titan test vehicles in March of this year. Still, Nissan remains incredibly secretive about any details or the release schedule of the redesigned truck. Competition is a fierce as ever. The new 2013 Ram is already on sale with a diesel Ram 1500 coming as a 2014 model. The new 2014 Toyota Tundra is coming this summer, and so is the 2014 Chevy Silverado. Ford is not far behind the redesigned F-150 coming in 2014.
    The rumor is that the next Nissan Titan will be released in the Spring of 2014 as a 2015 model. So why haven’t Nissan teased any information about the next truck? The word is that Nissan is going big on this and is thinking outside the box. The goal is to bring real innovation and differentiate from the competition. The main objectives are capability, usability, fuel economy, and value. How will Nissan solve for the crucial MPG objective? Well, Nissan has a few possible tricks in their hat. First, is a new Hybrid Pure Drive system, which is being introduced on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. This system uses a supercharged four cylinder in combination with an electric motor. However, at 243 ft-lb of torque, the Pathfinder Hybrid powertrain is not strong enough for a full size pickup. What else? During my recent test of the 2013 Infiniti M35h Hybrid, I thought that the 457 ft-lb from the M35h system would work nicely in the next Titan. My theory is that Nissan is working on a next generation of a Hybrid system for their next big truck. They could combine a supercharged V6 (something they have experience with) with electric motor(s) and have a flexible and efficient combination.
    Electric motors are known for their instant torque and come in a plethora of power levels. Even if Nissan has aspirations for a Heavy Duty version of the next Titan, a Hybrid HD can also be a possibility. It could provide the needed torque and satisfy stricter emission standards. It would also differentiate Nissan from the its pure diesel HD opponents.
    Check out this fun TFLcar video of the current Nissan Titan on a Safari:

    Last edited by infinitiguy; 05-19-2013 at 02:47 PM.

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    A Titan hybrid would be nice but what I really hanker for is a Titan/Armada Diesel
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    with Range Rover and Merc introducing Diesel-Hybrids, Infiniti/Nissan will not be far behind. I truly think Nissan traded their Hybrid and Battery technology to Mercedes for their diesels and smaller engines,(was truly brilliant from a time and money approach(R/D)).

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    There has been a lot of demand from the Titan community for a diesel offering for quite some time now.
    Looking at this spy shot, it seems they have made the front end "big & clunky" like the 150's & new Rams
    Sure hope not as I've never been a fan of that look & always liked the styling & proportions of the Titan.
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    Update 3: Cummins, Feds Continue Developing I-4 for Nissan Titan

    Posted by Mark Williams | March 14, 2013

    There is clear progress being made with the continued testing of a small and powerful light-duty Cummins engine in a half-ton pickup truck. We've been following this story for several years now, and our most recent update comes via a recently discovered report on the internet.
    The project was started to determine the feasibility and value of an efficient, light-duty diesel in the half-ton pickup truck segment. The guinea pig pickup for the project, called Atlas, is a 2010 Nissan Titan. We've been told by Department of Energy officials and Nissan representatives that no official announcement about the partnering of the two brands for an upcoming truck has occurred; nonetheless, the Atlas Project has made great progress.
    According to this report, the schedule is pretty well set for the new light-duty Cummins to meet the aggressive U.S. Tier 2 Bin 2 emissions standards. From the looks of it (this test model was mated to a ZF eight-speed transmission - the one also on 2013 Ram 1500s), it won't have any problems meeting the half-ton-truck holy grail fuel economy number of 30 mpg highway. Numbers from this DOE report have the engine ratings at 210 horsepower and 385 pounds-feet of torque with a combined fuel economy rating (DOE testing) of 26.1 mpg.
    From the timeline, it looks like the next demonstration of the Cummins engine will be this summer with a T2B5-compliant (meaning less clean than T2B2) dyno test, then a T2B5 test inside the Titan for extensive driving feedback and a final T2B2 test in the Titan in late summer 2014, right around the time the we should be seeing the redesigned 2015 Nissan Titan.
    Coincidence? We think not. Additionally, we fully expect the new Cummins engine to make its way into full-size NV vans as well, which will be due for a remodel right around the same time. We'll have more about this new Cummins in the future.

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    241K on 2005 Armada, two days ago I leased a Altima

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    Any word on the new Armada? Is it going to continue to live on?

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    Is this the next Nissan Titan Desert Runner, Heavy Duty, or both?

    Posted by Andre Smirnov - March 6, 2013 - Nissan, Spy Photos
    Well, well, what do we have here? What appears in this first image is a Nissan Titan light duty Crew Cab test mule with modified front and rear fenders. This test vehicle looks to have added ground clearance with widened fenders. The rear fender looks clean and finished, while the front is less so with headlights that appear to be attached with plastic and duct tape. This could very well be Nissan’s answer to the very successful Ford Raptor. A Nissan Titan Desert runner? What do you think? I think it’s a great idea for Nissan.
    Notice the bulging hood, the extended front bumper, and a wider stance. Is this a Titan HD? (Photo by M. Ebert)

    We saw three Titan mules zoom by on the highway, and this second one also holds some secrets. Check out that bulging hood, a very large front grill opening, and an extended lower front bumper. Also, can you see that enormous trailer behind it? When this beast passed us, it also had what looked like an 8-foot bed. We were not able to catch any unique diesel chatter, smoke, or any other clues as to what may lurk under the hood. It would be a big step for Nissan to enter the Heavy Duty pickup truck market in the United States, as competition is fierce. However, they have already had some success in the commercial van market with the Nissan NV. Why stop there? What do you think?
    Here is a TFLcar insider video of the 2014 Toyota Tundra being revealed in Chicago last month. The next Nissan Titan will have to do battle with it and entries from the Big Three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4U4ME View Post
    241K on 2005 Armada, two days ago I leased a Altima


    You oughta postsome pics and Armada stories in the Armada section
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post

    You oughta postsome pics and Armada stories in the Armada section
    I just looked at my pos,t, wow as of today i got 249K miles
    I am at LA, when I get back home I will post some pictures of my truck

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    VIDEO REPORT: A New Engine Choice Coming with the Next-Generation Nissan Titan

    IRVINE, Calif. – Nissan announced it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next-generation full-size pickup. The news came during Nissan 360, an industry showcase of Nissan’s global product and technology portfolio.
    “The fact that we’ve been working on this together for a period of time, we’ve had the time to really do it right,” said Ric Kleine, Vice President of Cummins, Inc.
    The 5.0-liter V8 turbo diesel engine emerged from a partnership between Nissan and Cummins. It’s now in the latter stages of development and testing. Cummins also is developing a version of the engine for its commercial vehicle customers.
    “Mainly, we’ve had a great collaboration between our engineering teams, and for us, it’s just been a great opportunity to work together,” said Kleine.
    Look for the next-generation Titan to add power train options, different cab configurations and several truck bed sizes.
    “We have a truck that is definitely going to give the competition a run for their money, and I think we are going to shock a few people when they find out that we’re literally putting a Cummins engine in our Nissan Titans truck. It’s great news. Its big news,” said Fred Diaz, Vice President, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Service & Parts.
    “We’re going to be the only ones to have a V8 diesel in a 1500 truck which is a pretty neat space to play in because you’re actually going to be more powerful and bigger and have more capability than a 1500 but not quite at the level of a 2500,” said Diaz.
    The Cummins engine will be built at the Columbus Engine Plant in Columbus, Indiana. Like the current model, the next-generation Titan will be built at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi vehicle assembly plant, and its gasoline engines will be cast, forged and assembled at Nissan’s Decherd, Tennessee power train plant.
    “So there’s a seamless transition from our facility to the actual assembly of the vehicle,” said Kleine.
    For competitive reasons, Nissan is not yet announcing launch dates for the truck. But engineering prototype trucks powered by the Cummins engine are already undergoing extensive public-highway performance and durability testing.
    “Hopefully the Titan will no longer be the best kept secret, especially now that we have the Cummins power plan and the unique new design. I think we are going to make sure everyone in the world knows about the new Nissan Titan,” said Diaz

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    Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan Pickup with New Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine

    IRVINE, Calif. – At the kickoff of Nissan 360, an industry showcase of Nissan’s global product and technology portfolio, the company announced it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next-generation full-size pickup.
    Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has been optimized for the next generation Titan as a result of the partnership between Cummins and Nissan. Cummins also is developing a version of the engine for its commercial vehicle customers.
    “We have done our homework on the next-generation Titan. Truck owners told us there’s a demand for the performance and torque of a diesel in a capable truck that doesn’t require the jump up to a heavy-duty commercial pickup,” said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Service & Parts, Nissan North America. “There is no question that the new Titan will turn heads, and with the available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, we expect to win new fans and attract buyers looking for this unique configuration.”
    Nissan has previously announced the next-generation Titan will add powertrain options and cab-and-box configurations to broaden the appeal of the new truck when it comes to market.
    “We are very excited to partner with Nissan on the introduction of the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel to the North American pickup truck market,” said Dave Crompton, vice president, Cummins Engine Business. “This new engine will offer the right balance of power, performance and fuel economy while delivering the dependability that customers expect of a Cummins engine. This will be a great package.”
    With a torque rating in the mid-500s (lb-ft) and more than 300 horsepower, the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel will provide light truck customers the combination of towing capacity and mileage that is expected in the highly-competitive North American truck marketplace.
    The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel will be built in America’s manufacturing heartland at the Columbus Engine Plant, in Columbus, Ind., Cummins headquarters. This plant has the latest technological innovations to continue the 90-plus year tradition of building the highest quality Cummins engines.
    The Titan program is being led by teams in Nissan Americas’ headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., while engineering and testing is performed by Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Mich. and Stanfield, Ariz. as well as Nissan’s global engineering center. Design is being led by Nissan Design America in La Jolla, Calif.
    Like the current model, the next-generation Titan will be built at Nissan’s Canton, Miss. vehicle assembly plant and its gasoline engines cast, forged and assembled at Nissan’s Decherd, Tenn. powertrain plant.
    For competitive reasons, Nissan is not announcing launch dates at this stage in the truck’s development, however engineering prototype trucks powered by the Cummins engine are currently undergoing extensive on-public-highway performance and durability testing.
    Further information on the upcoming Titan truck and Cummins engine will be released at a later date.
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    Renault and Nissan deliver new 3.0L V6 diesel engine w/VIDEO

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    Posted Jan 7th 2009 7:32PM



    Click for a high res gallery of the new Nissan-Renault diesel

    The clean diesel V6 you see above will supposedly find a home under the hood of the Nissan Maxima sometime in 2010. Back in April in 2007, Nissan announced it would offer an oilburner in the Maxima, but that was before the price of diesel spiked well above gasoline. That price increase, combined with the huge drop in car sales over the past 12 months, has caused most of the non-German automakers planning US market diesels to seriously reconsider or cancel there plans altogether. That's a shame, because if this engine is anywhere near is as good as some of the others we driven, Americans would probably love it.

    The diesel V6 is a joint project between Nissan and Renault, with both companies contributing half of the development cost. It's got all the latest diesel goodies including a 23,000 psi common rail injection system, EGR and a particulate filter to eliminate soot. About three-quarters of the total production will be used by Nissan, largely for Euro market Infinitis like the FX and G series, while Renault will install most of its share in the new Laguna coupe. If the 235 hp/331 lb-ft diesel does make into the US Maxima, it will probably get EPA numbers in the range of 25/35 mpg city/highway. Hit the jump to check out a video tour of the engine.

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    Nissan has three new diesel engines

    2.8L diesel cummins
    5.0L diesel cummins

    3.0L diesel nissan

    Nissan will have smaller diesels from Merc. infiniti and Nissan will have to deal with the diesel/hybrid that the german and asian automakers are bringing here the next few years.
    Last edited by infinitiguy; 08-22-2013 at 09:18 AM.

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    BMW to present Concept X5 eDrive all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid at Frankfurt show

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    BMW Concept X5 eDrive PHEV. Click to enlarge.
    BMW will present the Concept X5 eDrive all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The Concept X5 eDrive delivers the handling of a BMW, with an all-electric maximum speed of up to 120 km/h (75 mph), maximum electric range of 30 kilometers (19 miles), and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers (61.9 mpgUS).
    The concept study’s BMW eDrive system consists of a four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor which is also the work of the BMW Group. (Earlier post.) The 70 kW/95 hp motor sources its energy from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery that can be charged from any domestic power socket.

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