Sadly, there’s still no sign of Nissan’s promised V6 engine option.
Nissan has used the annual Texas State Fair as the venue to reveal the 2019 Titan and Titan XD pickup trucks. Billed as Nissan’s most refined truck yet, the 2019 Titan looks virtually identical to the outgoing model. In fact, the only exterior change is the addition of new Moab Sunset and Midnight Pine color options.
More significant changes can be found in the cabin, as Nissan has replaced the previous model’s five-inch display with a standard seven-inch NissanConnect infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Additional USB media and charge ports for the front and back seat passengers have also been added, while Nissan’s Rear Door Alert is now offered as standard for all King Cab and Crew Cab Titan and Titan XD models. The system uses the vehicle's door sensors, horn and message display to help remind drivers to check the back seat for children after the vehicle is parked. By 2022, Nissan plans to offer the safety system as standard on all its four-door trucks, sedans and SUVs. Selected models also feature a Fender Premium Audio System, which features a 485-watt, 9-channel amplifier and Panasonic's proprietary Acoustic Motion Control.
If you were hoping the 2019 Titan marks the debut of Nissan’s long-promised V6 engine option, prepare to be disappointed. Like last year’s model, the 2019 Titan is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. It’s connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission that can be paired with an optional four-wheel drive system.
The Titan XD is powered by the same V8 engine, or it’s also available with Nissan’s 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V8 engine that develops 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Nissan Titan is slated to go on sale this fall, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.