Nissan's updates for the gasoline-powered 2020 Titan XD include a more fuel efficient transmission and new safety technologies.
 - Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's updates for the gasoline-powered 2020 Titan XD include a more fuel efficient transmission and new safety technologies.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has reworked the powertrain of its gasoline-powered Titan XD for the 2020 model-year, and added its bundle of safety technologies as standard equipment on all models, Nissan announced.

The gasoline-powered Titan XD remains following Nissan's discontinuation of the diesel-powered Titan XD following the 2019 model-year. Nissan is reworking its 5.6L V-8, which now achieves 400 horsepower (a 10-hp increase) and 413 lb.-ft. of torque (up 19 lb.-ft.). It will now be paired with a 9-speed transmission that replaces the outgoing 6-speed Aisin gearbox.

Nissan has streamlined the Titan XD lineup, and will only offer a crew cab in five trim grades, including S, SV, Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve. Four-wheel drive will be optional.

Nissan's Safety Shielf 360 bundle will be standard on all models. It includes six advanced driver assisting technologies (ADAS), including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, adaptive high beams, and rear automatic braking.

Other available safety technologies include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a bird's eye parking aid, a drowsy driving alert, and traffic sign recognition.

The pickup will go on sale in early 2020.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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