Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes behind the wheel of one of the most interesting trucks of the year. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is all new, and powered by a 5.0L V8 Cummins diesel engine. The goal of the truck is to appeal to the people who want more than a half-ton pickup, but don’t need the capability of a full-three-quarter-ton. Nissan claims … [Read more…]

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Over the weekend the embargo that was in place on driving impressions of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD expired, meaning that all of the major automotive outlets that was able to drive the truck could publish their articles. We had a chance to drive it, so stay tuned for our impressions. But how it drives is just one important factor in whether or not the truck will sell well. Price, … [Read more…]

Where I live, it’s currently a cold and wet Saturday, but in just a few days I’ll be in hot and sunny San Antonio, Texas for the 2015 Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo. At this very Texan event, journalist members from all over the country vote for a variety of categories. The biggest award, the 2015 Truck of Texas, will be hotly contested this year. Here’s a … [Read more…]

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Back in the dark days of the automotive industry, the folks at Cummins were working with Ram Trucks on a new engine to power their full-size pickup truck. They had most of the details worked out. It’d be a 5.0L V8 turbodiesel. It’d make a generous amount of torque. It would be a match made in heaven. Then Ram’s parent company went bankrupt. The bankruptcy killed the deal. … [Read more…]

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Earlier this week, Nissan invited us to Columbus, Indiana to check out the Cummins Engine Plant that produces the 5.0L V8 turbodiesel that is in the 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup truck. We took a few pictures of our plant tour, and thought we’d take a few moments to share them with you. The Cummins diesel for the Titan is a 5.0L V8 design, which is not the inline-6 that the … [Read more…]

Next Monday and Tuesday we’ll be in Columbus, Indiana to take a tour of the Cummins diesel plant there. We’ll be attending with Nissan, who has a new Titan pickup truck coming, and the XD model will be powered by a Cummins diesel engine. I know there’s a few diesel fans out there, and I’m looking for your input. Is there something specifically you’d like to see, or a … [Read more…]

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