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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 us there’s a demand for the performance and of a diesel in a capable truck doesn’t require the jump up to a commercial pickup, Fred vice president for North Nissan sales and marketing, in the statement. There is no question the new Titan will turn

Missed expectations

Nissan expectations a decade ago with first pickup that to match the size and power of the that are a cornerstone of U.S. for General Motors Co. Ford Co. and Chrysler. Nissan never met an target of selling 100,000 a year, and delivered just this year through a sixth the volume of Toyota Corp.’s Tundra. and a fraction of the of Ford’s F-Series. GM’s and Chrysler’s Ram pickups.

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Titan fell 42 percent in July with the same month year and have dropped 21 for the first seven months of the according to the Automotive News center. Nissan’s total sales have risen 9 over the same seven

U.S. full-size pickup jumped 23 percent this through July, according to Corp. as an improving economy buyers to replace their trucks. Large pickups for a majority of earnings for U.S. according to Morgan Stanley.

The engines will be built at a factory in Columbus, Ind. for at Nissan’s Canton, Miss.

Diesel appeal

Owners of pickups are among the most to GM, Ford and Chrysler. Nissan Diaz, 47, earlier this after the executive headed Ram brand and Mexican unit. which is readying a revamped has no plans to add a diesel powertrain at time, said Bill the company’s group vice for U.S. sales, in an interview in San

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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