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Right now the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the only diesel-powered light duty truck sold in the United States. It only makes sense that after its huge success other car makers would want to join the party.

Next year Nissan will be launching its Titan pickup truck, which will receive a Cummins diesel V8 engine. The truck will be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January, so says Nissan spokesman Dan Bedore.

There have been no official figures released but the V8 engine should generate more than 300 horsepower and a torque output somewhere in the mid-500s.

Its unlikely that the Titan's Cummins engine will beat the Ram EcoDiesel's 28 miles per gallon, but it should have superior towing capability.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/r...-headed-for-2015-detroit-auto-show-77682.html
 

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There's no doubt that the towing capacity and payload will be superior.

Fuel mileage will not be as good, but I'll wager that it's be darn close, I'd go so far as to say so close that the difference will not amount to much (2-4 mpg at most). The towing capacity and extra power will far outweigh the slight decrease in economy. I also wouldn't be surprised to see it get the same (or better) economy when loaded (same or better than the ecoDiesel Ram, that is). You'll have to put your foot down alot less in the Titan, so that may affect the mileage in the real world.
 

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I guess Ram needs to enjoy the EcoDiesel party while it lasts because once there in an alternative diesel truck to choose I'm sure EcoDiesel Ram sales will drop some. That's assuming that the Titan doesn't make any terrible mistakes and is a generally good vehicle.
 

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I guess Ram needs to enjoy the EcoDiesel party while it lasts because once there in an alternative diesel truck to choose I'm sure EcoDiesel Ram sales will drop some. That's assuming that the Titan doesn't make any terrible mistakes and is a generally good vehicle.
That is very true, at least for now they're in the lead and making headlines as they go along. It will be interesting to see how other brands respond to it.
 

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the titan diesel and tundra diesel are both going to be v8 diesels. so they wont exactly be compared to the ram as often
 
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