It’s finally time: Nissan will let us drive their all-new Cummins-diesel powered Titan pickup truck tomorrow. Get your questions in today so I know what to poke, prod and ask about for you!
I’ll tell you straight up; I really want this thing to kick ass.
Sure, I want to like everything I drive. But the Nissan brand is such an underdog in the truck space, the Titan was so “meh” for so long, and here they come swinging for the fences with a freaking Cummins diesel V8– there’s just no way not to get excited about that!
Three main things I want to look at closely;
- Power. Does it flow though your fingertips like Odin’s lighting, or squeak through too many catalytic converters like a little cat fart?
- Usability. Cummins engines are known as the most visceral of pickup-powering diesels. They have a signature clatter that people either love or hate, yet Nissan promises they’ve worked hard on managing Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH). What compromise did they land on?
- Interior. We’ve heard a lot about this new engine and how it’s created a “new segment” between half-ton and three-quarter ton trucks. But where does the truck land on comfort and convenience? Don’t give me that “truck guys don’t care.” They do, or they wouldn’t be plunking down $60,000 on a vehicle.
So send me some questions, thoughts, and any other shreds of brilliance I can pass off as my own as we tear the new Nissan Titan Cummins-diesel apart! Then come back to Truck Yeah! soon to see our first drive impressions.
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