2020 Nissan Titan Gets Facelift, Drops Diesel Engine

A lot of things is happening in Nissan’s truck department these days. After years of waiting, we are finally about to see a completely new Frontier. On the other side, the 2020 Nissan Titan won’t completely new, but will feature a lot of changes. We are about to see a typical mid-cycle refresh, which will help this model to improve sales numbers, which are currently in a notable decline. The current generation has been around for about four years. So, the upcoming update won’t bring any radical change. Still, we are about to see some pretty interesting things.

Of course, the focus will be on the styling, but the Japanese carmaker is also about to make some changes on the inside. Finally, count on changes under the hood, as the current diesel version is about to be dropped. Instead, we could see some V6 option in the offer. In any case, the new 2020 Nissan Titan is about to hit the market early in the next year.

2020 Nissan Titan Spy Shot

2020 Nissan Titan Styling

Of course, the first thing that comes to mind about these mid-cycle updates is styling. The 2020 Nissan Titan is about to come with several interesting changes. Naturally, most of them will come to the front. The testing model still wears a camouflage, but we may presume that the new model will come with novelties in terms of headlights and a new grille. Additionally, we should see modifications on the bumper, as well as a slight hood reshaping. The rest of the truck probably won’t feature too significant changes. The rear end could come with a couple of tweaks, while those typical mid-cycle changes like new wheels and colors seem certain.

Other than the styling, the 2020 Nissan Titan will come with a few more exterior changes. One of them refers to the offer of body styles. It looks like the company is about to drop single-row versions, so the Regular Cab model won’t be in the offer anymore.


This update is about to bring novelties on the inside as well. At this point, we don’t know too many details. Still, the thing we know for sure is that the 2020 Nissan Titan is about to come with a completely new infotainment system. The current one seems a little bit outdated and complicated to use, so this will be a big plus. Of course, a new touchscreen will come with new software, so changes on the center stack are coming as well. However, we still can’t say if there are some other modifications in this aspect, in terms of button reconfiguration etc.

The overall interior layout will remain the same. This means a pretty familiar dashboard design, which looks pretty typical for a truck. It features a massive center stack with large air vents, but the overall quality of materials seems pretty high, with surprisingly fine materials and nice color schemes. Higher trims are almost luxury-like.

2020 Nissan Titan Interior

No matter which cab design you choose, and there will be two of them in the next year, there is plenty of space on the inside. This particularly refers to a Crew Cab model, which comes with two spacious rows of seats and seating capacity of up to six people. Also, there is a pretty decent amount of small-storage space throughout the cabin.

2020 Nissan Titan Engines

The biggest novelty in terms of the powertrain is that the diesel version won’t be available anymore. Nissan decided to drop the oil-burner, due to very slow sales. Simply, it looks like that a V8 Cummins is too large for a light-duty truck, so the company will stick to gasoline engines in the future. The familiar 5.6-liter V8 will remain untouched. This engine delivers around 390 horsepower, which is more than enough for a convenient ride. Moreover, this truck feature pretty amazing handling, so if we combine all these things, we get one of the most driveable truck on the market. At the same time, the Titan is smooth and comfortable. Still, the downside of this engine is fuel economy, which is below average and goes around 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

Considering that the diesel won’t be in the offer anymore, there’s a chance to see something new starting from the next year. According to some reports, we could easily see a V6 engine in the offer in lower trims, which would bring benefits in terms of fuel economy, but also make the price more affordable. At this point, we don’t know which engine could be the best suit, as the company has a couple of units that seem like proper candidates.

2020 Nissan Titan Release DAte

Release Date and Price

Most likely, the 2020 Nissan Titan won’t be ready this year, but rather in early 2020. In any case, we probably won’t see bigger price changes, unless the new V6 version arrives. The current model features a starting price of around 30.000 dollars, which is higher compared to most rivals. Speaking of the rivals, this segment includes a plethora of impressive trucks, starting from Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra etc.

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