Toyota has been itching to get into the US market. If FCA tampers with perfection , I'm sure Ford will snap up those Cummins motors.
Ford doesn't want Cummins.
Now, that's going to get a lot of flack as it's a bold statement, but follow me here. Back in the day, Ford got offered the 6BT by Cummins, and Ford turned them down. Ford also had an opportunity to start from a clean slate, build any engine they wanted in any configuration they wanted, and they went V8.
The fact is, both Ford and GM have chosen the V8 architecture for their diesel engines. Neither wants an inline 6, and neither would pick up Cummins for their own trucks if said unicorn happening of Chrysler/Cummins relationship breaking up.
Now, I'm not naive to think Chrysler and Cummins will be together for ever and ever, at some point the relationship will end. It happens.
Okay Mopar, I'm calling you out. If you had to choose between the Titen/Cummins or the Ram/Ecodiesel, which truck would you go to? You've got those monster Cummins engines. Would you stay Moparproud??
I'd stick with the Cummins no matter which truck it was stuck in. Fiat builds pieces of junk, always has, always will.
I would choose the EcoDiesel.
However, that also comes with another question: what am I doing with the truck? Am I towing a 10k trailer? Well then, per the book, I have to get the Titan. Am I doing the daily grind and want an economical cruiser? EcoD all the way.
I've cross-shopped the offerings from GM (Colorado/Canyon I4 baby Duramax) as well as the Ram EcoDiesel and Titan XD Cummins. I'd love to have one of each of every diesel pickup I can buy, and yes that would even include the '15/'16 Powerstroke. Just to experience each from a firsthand experience.
And now, since my truck is dead, again, I'd really like to jump on a good reliable economical cruiser, in either the GM twins or the EcoD. Ultimately can't swing either at the moment so...
Anyway, mindless rambling; as far as the Titan XD Cummins is concerned, I feel it's the biggest disappointment in a new vehicle in my 33.5 years of life. I've never been more excited, and more let down, for something probably ever. There was the Hellcat, but it's not a disappointment (still haven't driven/ridden in one). The XD was shockingly underpowered. Around town, it felt great. You sat high, which I like in a truck, a nice commanding view of the road. It even felt powerful enough for around town. However, getting onto I80 in Laramie was stunningly not impressive. I figured "with a dual-turbo Cummins V8 under the hood, she oughta move out!" and.....it didn't. My '03, bone stock, had similar power numbers as the XD (305hp/555trq Dodge, 310hp/555trq XD) and I guarantee my '03 bone stock would wipe the floor with the XD without even breaking a sweat. I'm talking empty, a flat-out drag race, yanking 10k up a hill, by any measure the old truck would out-power the new XD.
And price-point, the XD is priced too high. Well, they ALL are but for what you get with the Nissan, I don't think the cash outlay is on-par. My opinion.