"Brand new" in marketing dept speak only. Same block, valve sizes, bore and stroke - new intake actuation and DI. Evolved or 2nd gen VK56 is likely a better term. VK56DE vs VK56VD UD
Originally Posted by AZjeff
Nissan called the engine all new when the re-design came out in 2016 in the XD. Maybe it was more than just adding DI, they didn't seem know for sure on that Titan forum.
Originally Posted by UncleDave
Yup- Its also interesting to note: That exact same engine called for 5-W30 from 04 to I think 2017.