Nissan confirms 'dramatic' refresh for 2020 Titan; XD loses diesel

The regular cab variant will also be eliminated.

Nissan has confirmed plans to launch an updated Titan and Titan XD later this year for the 2020 model year.

The Titan has always been at the bottom of the full-size truck market in terms of sales, doubling to more than 50,000 units annually in 2017 after the second generation's arrival but failing to gain more momentum since.

The company appears to have fast-tracked a mid-cycle update to help reinvigorate sales, while the Cummins diesel engine will be dropped despite enthusiastic promotion ahead of its arrival for the Titan XD just a few years ago.

"Production of the Titan XD Diesel will end in December 2019," a spokesperson has confirmed. "This will help better position Nissan in the long term as we prepare for the launch of the new, dramatically refreshed 2020 Titan and Titan XD later this year."

The XD will presumably continue with its existing 5.6-liter gasoline V8. The standard-duty Titan will lose its regular-cab variant, leaving the extended cab as the cheapest configuration. Rumors also point to a V6 option.

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