At the monthly Motor Press Guild meeting in LA for auto journalist, Press revealed that the next-generation Nissan Titan will indeed get the 5.7 liter HEMI V8 engine from the new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The engine is capable of producing 380-hp.
The Titan will end production at Nissan’s Canton Miss., plant in 2010. The next-generation Titan will kick of production in early 2011 at Chrysler’s Saltillo, Mexico plant.
Nissan’s PR Senior Manager, John Schilling, contacted PickupTrucks.com, who reported the story, saying that no final decision has been made as of yet on the next-generation Titan’s engine and that the powertrain lineup is still up in the air.
We’re guessing Schilling just doesn’t want any info leaked on the next-generation Titan, especially news about HEMI power that may make Nissan look bad at a time where fuel-economy is the image automakers are pushing.