Nissan announced it will offer a newly developed Cummins V-8 Turbo Diesel in its next generation full-size pickup.

Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the available Cummins five-liter, V-8 Turbo Diesel engine has been engineered for the redesigned Titan. Cummins also is developing a version of the engine for its commercial vehicle customers.

The new Cummins V-8 Turbo Diesel will be offered in the Nissan Titan.

The new Cummins V-8 Turbo Diesel will be offered in the Nissan Titan.

Nissan  previously announced the next generation Titan will add powertrain options and cab-and-box configurations to broaden the appeal of the new truck when it comes to market.

With a torque rating in the mid-500 pounds-feet and more than 300 horsepower, Cummins says the engine will provide light truck customers the combination of towing capacity and mileage that is expected in the highly-competitive North American truck marketplace.

It will be built at Cummins' engine plant in Columbus, Ind.

Like the current model, the next-generation Titan will be built at Nissan’s Canton, Miss., vehicle assembly plant and its gasoline engines cast, forged and assembled at Nissan’s Decherd, Tenn., powertrain plant.

For competitive reasons, Nissan says it is not announcing launch dates at this stage in the truck’s development. However, it says engineering prototype trucks powered by the Cummins engine are currently undergoing extensive on-public-highway performance and durability testing.