The trucks have longer beds but overall length remains the same or gets shorter.

Some pickup buyers would prefer more space for hauling in the bed rather than room to load people inside. For these customers that don’t mind sacrificing passenger volume, Nissan is launching its first ever single-cab versions of the Titan and Titan XD. The automaker is aiming them at commercial clients where utility is king.

Both single-cab models feature eight-foot-long beds (2.44 meters), which increases room to haul in the back. In comparison, the current Titan Crew Cab boasts 5.5 feet (1.7 m) in the rear, and the Titan XD Crew Cab has 6.5 feet (1.98 m). The extra space doesn’t make the truck ungainly because the overall length remains the same as the standard Titan, and the XD Single Cab is actually shorter at 231 inches (586.7 centimeters) for this version versus 242.8 inches (617.7 cm) for the current one.

The Single Cabs’ powertrains carry over from the Crew Cab body. For now, the standard Titan is solely available with a 5.6-liter V8 with 390 horsepower (291 kilowatts) and 394 pound-feet (534.2 Newton-meters) of torque. The only gearbox is a seven-speed automatic. The same powertrain can come on the XD, and customers can also get a 5.0-liter diesel V8 by Cummins with 310 horsepower (231.2 kW) and 555 pound-feet of torque (753 Nm), which uses a six-speed automatic. Regardless of the drivetrain, 4x4 and 4x2 configurations are available.

The Single Cab models will go on sale in the United States in the late fall. They’ll be available in S and SV trims. Nissan won’t announce pricing yet, though. In the truck’s future, look for a V6 engine for the standard Titan and the addition of an even larger King Cab body.

Source: Nissan

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