2017 Titan Single Cab

Longer bed for the Nissan pickup
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July 26, 2016
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Pickup trucks are for hauling all sorts of things in the bed, usually sheets of plywood or drywall (we once saw a Silverado carrying a couple of baby giraffes, we kid you not…), but, they look so cool that people use them as boulevard cruisers too. But, Nissan is launching its first ever Single Cab versions of the Titan and Titan XD for the commercial market (there isn’t any space behind the front seats – and that’s how we like them…) and we must say, they’d look awesome down JBR if Nissan would bring the model here.

We’ve seen a few Titans over the years here via the grey market and always wonder why the model can’t be launched in a region that clearly laps trucks up. Anyway, the Single Cab models get 2,438mm long beds which is far bigger than the current Titan Crew Cab which has a 1,676mm bed and Titan XD Crew Cab which has a 1,981mm long bed. Even though the cab has been extended, the pickup doesn’t look awkward or ungainly and that is because its overall length is the same as the standard Titan and the wheelbase is the same too at 3,550mm. In fact, the XD Single Cab is shorter. The regular Titan Single Cab will haul up to 875kg and tow up to 4,413kg, and the XD will do 1,319kg payload and 5,257kg towing.

Powering the Single Cabs, which will be assembled in Canton, Mississippi, is the same 5.6-litre V8 with 390 horsepower and 534Nm of torque mated to a seven-speed automatic. The XD gets the same motor and gearbox (and a 5.0-litre diesel V8 is also available with 310 horsepower and 753Nm of torque mated to a six-speed automatic) and both 4x4 and 4x2 configurations are available. It’s a shame we’re not going to get them here, but we can hope someone imports some so we can drool at them as they cruise with a smattering of supercars and hypercars in the Marina et al.