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.
Gallery: 2017 Nissan Titan and Titan XD Single Cab
Nissan TITAN full-size pickup line-up expands for 2017 with the addition of new TITAN Single Cab model
New TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cabs join currently available TITAN XD and TITAN
Crew Cabs at Nissan dealerships in late fall
First single cab in TITAN history, offers Nissan durability and innovation in ideal
fleet/work truck configuration
Equipped with choice of advanced Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel (XD) or Nissan's
new 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engines (XD and TITAN)
Available in two entry grade levels and choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drive
Integral part of Nissan’s “Year of the Truck” – celebration of Nissan’s new TITAN
lineup, Armada, Pathfinder and more throughout 2016.
CARMEL, Calif. (July 25, 2016) – The next chapter of Nissan’s “Year of the Truck” was unveiled today with a sneak peek of the latest members of the TITAN full-size pickup family – the 2017 TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cab models. The first-ever single cab offering in TITAN history, the new trucks are designed to provide an affordable and rugged entry-point in the commercial fleet/work truck market. The Single Cab is the second of three eventual TITAN body configurations, joining the current Crew Cab and future King Cab. The Single Cab models are scheduled to go on sale in late fall 2016.
“Once we complete the roll-out of all TITAN cab, bed, powertrain and grade level configurations, our all-new TITAN family will cover about 85 percent of the total light pickup marketplace,” said Rich Miller, Director of Product Planning for Trucks, SUVs and Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. and Chief Product Specialist for TITAN and TITAN XD. “More importantly, the TITAN XD and TITAN single cabs will have the power, torque, heavy duty chassis and durability demanded by today’s demanding worksites – including the highest towing capacities and payloads in the lineup.”
TITAN will ultimately be available in a total of three cabs, three bed lengths, three engines, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trim levels. The new single cab will be offered in both TITAN XD and TITAN configurations, with both versions sharing the same cab dimensions and 8.0-foot pickup beds but completely separate fully boxed ladder frame chassis.
The TITAN XD Single Cab, like the TITAN XD Crew Cab, will be offered in a choice of two engines – the Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque; and the 5.6-liter Endurance V8, rated at 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The TITAN Single Cab, with about a foot shorter wheelbase, will be offered initially with the new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 (a V6 engine will be available at a later date). Diesel equipped models feature an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission and V8 gasoline engine equipped versions will utilize a 7-speed automatic transmission.
Along with a choice of 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, two grade levels will be available with both TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cabs – S and SV, along with a number of optional equipment packages.
“The new Single Cab takes TITAN into new territory, bringing the innovative design and bed utility that TITAN has been known for to a wider base of commercial use buyers,” added Miller.
The new Single Cab models will be assembled in Canton, Mississippi with the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine assembled in Decherd, Tennessee. The 5.0-liter diesel engines are assembled by Cummins, Inc. in Columbus, Indiana.
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