The Japanese automaker has taken the wraps off the latest installment in the Titan series, the Single Cab models boasting longer bed but the same or even shorter length.
As the pickup trucks are also used for work, many people prefer them to have extra loading space in the bed rather than more space for hauling passengers. Nissan is now introducing the passenger-sacrificing single-cab versions of the Titan and Titan XD, which is a first for the series. Of course, as such the carmaker is vying for the commercial vehicle market where utility trumps prestige every day. The single-cab models have eight-foot-long beds (2.44 meters), better than the other body styles. For example, the current Titan Crew Cab has 5.5 feet (1.7 m) in the rear, and the Titan XD Crew Cab packs 6.5 feet (1.98 m). The extra space comes with no compromises because the overall length remains the same for the standard Titan, while XD Single Cab is shorter than the regular XD – 231 inches (586.7 centimeters) compared to 242.8 inches (617.7 cm).
The Titan and Titan XD Single Cab have the same powertrains as their passenger-friendly brothers. The regular Titan can be had with a 5.6-liter V8 with 390 horsepower (291 kilowatts) and 394 pound-feet (534.2 Newton-meters) of torque, linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The same engine and gearbox can be had on the XD as well, alongside the 5.0-liter diesel V8 by Cummins packing 310 horsepower (231.2 kW) and 555 pound-feet of torque (753 Nm), though the latter is mated to a six speed automatic. No matter the drivetrain choice, the Titans can be had in 4×2 and 4×4 guises. The new Single Cab models will reach US dealerships this fall, with S and SV trims available – and the pricing should be announced closer to launch.