Waiting on a Nissan Titan V-6? It May be a While
Despite only outselling the Honda Ridgeline and the GMC Canyon last year, the new Nissan Titan has a lot going for it. It’s been recently redesigned, looks a lot better than the old Titan, offers a 390-hp V-8 as standard, and in Titan XD form, it can out-tow every other standard full-size pickup. But while Nissan had previously said it plans to add a V-6 to the lineup, according to the latest report, it still hasn’t decided when to do so.
Recently, AutoGuide decided to check in with Nissan to see if it had any new information on when the six-cylinder Titan would go on sale. Considering it’s been nearly two years since we first heard the Titan would get a V-6, it was a fair question. Sadly, Nissan’s response wasn’t very encouraging.
“We did confirm that a V-6 will be coming,” said the Nissan spokesperson. “However, that’s all we are able to say as of now–no official timetable.”
The good news is the six-cylinder Titan hasn’t been canceled. At least not yet. But anyone who has been holding out for the V-6 should probably look elsewhere. That’s too bad, too, because a basic single-cab Titan with a V-6 would make a nice, practical truck for a lot of people.
Then again, Nissan could simply be overwhelmed by demand at the moment. Last year, Chevrolet sold about 10 times as many Silverados as Nissan sold Titans, but if you compare it to the previous generation, the new Titan has been a huge success. In 2016, the first full year that the redesigned truck was available, sales nearly doubled. Last year, sales more than doubled.
So over the last two years, Nissan more than quadrupled Titan sales, something we consider pretty impressive. Even if we still wish we could get the Titan with a dang V-6.