Nissan Titan to get V8 Cummins diesel in 2015 — Autoweek

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Nissan Titan to get Cummins V8 in 2015

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Chrysler Group may to share with Nissan Co. the stylish chrome capital C and block letter Turbo logo that has adorned Ram pickups for nearly a quarter It was unclear today if there be marketing implications to Nissan the Cummins name on a competitive

Nissan announced earlier that its Titan pickup get a Cummins turbodiesel in the 2015 year. We will definitely the Cummins brand name, Nissan spokesman Dan Bedore.

has been the sole supplier of engines for Chrysler’s Ram pickup 1989 — and the Cummins is seen as a key reason why many buy the truck. The Cummins diesel has a reputation for long life, low and good fuel economy towing heavy loads.

The Ram with a Cummins diesel is at 850 pounds-feet of torque and can tow an industry-best pounds. Silver Cummins Diesel badges are attached to the of Ram trucks with the engine. officials would not comment on deal with Cummins or the name on a competitor’s truck hurt Ram’s sales or the brand’s exclusivity.

Ram spokesman Cappa said buyers the Cummins engine with to tow and haul huge loads. buy heavy-duty trucks for their and that’s what we deliver, he

The Cummins engine Chrysler in the Ram is a 6.7-liter inline-six, while Cummins diesel is a 5.0-liter V8 on a different design. Chrysler the Cummins engine only in versions of the Ram. Nissan offer a heavy-duty version of the and the Cummins engine will greater towing ability and fuel economy than the gasoline V8.

Later this year, Ram offer a V6 turbodiesel from VM in the light-duty or 1500 versions of the

Working on logo

Cummins Dave Groggin said the will work with on the logo, but he said it is too early to say if will be any differences. It’s our not a Ram logo. We worked with Ram on the and we’ll work with he said. Clearly both see value having our logo on the of their vehicles.

Details of the Mississippi-built Titan, which been fully revamped its 2003 introduction, aren’t disclosed at this time, the said.

Truck owners told us a demand for the performance and torque of a in a capable truck that require the jump up to a heavy-duty pickup, Fred Diaz, president for North American sales and marketing, said in the There is no question that the new will turn heads.


Nissan missed a decade ago with Japan’s pickup that appeared to the size and power of the trucks are a cornerstone of U.S. sales for Motors Co. Ford Motor Co. and Nissan never met an initial of selling 100,000 Titans a and delivered just 10,020 year through July, a the volume of Toyota Motor Tundra. and a fraction of the sales of F-Series. GM’s Silverado and Ram pickups.

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Titan sales fell 42 in July compared with the month last year and dropped 21 percent for the first months of the year, according to the News data center. total U.S. sales risen 9 percent over the seven months.

U.S. pickup sales jumped 23 this year through according to Autodata Corp. as an economy encourages buyers to their aging trucks. pickups account for a majority of for U.S. automakers, according to Stanley.

The diesel engines be built at a Cummins factory in Ind. for installation at Nissan’s Miss. plant.


Owners of large pickups are the most loyal to GM, Ford and Nissan hired Diaz, 47, this year after the headed Chrysler’s Ram brand and unit. Toyota, which is a revamped Tundra, has no plans to add a powertrain at this time, Bill Fay, the company’s vice president for U.S. in an interview in San Diego.

Karl Brauer, senior at Kelley Blue Book, fuel efficiency requirements to push automakers to consider alternative drivetrain solutions. By a Cummins turbo diesel in the Titan, Nissan is increasing performance and fuel efficiency for its just as the segment is seeing growth, he said in a statement. loyalty among truck remains a barrier to brands Nissan and Toyota, but a 5.0-liter diesel, offering approximately 550 of torque, could change buyers’ consideration list the next Titan hits next year.

The diesel will be built at a Cummins in Columbus, Ind. for installation at Canton, Miss. plant. didn’t provide investment or say whether additional U.S. jobs would result the project. Cummins is also in Columbus, south of Indianapolis. North American unit is near Nashville, Tenn.

Bloomberg contributed to this

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