Nissan Titan in its second generation is a fairly new product. Heavy duty version Titan XD is less than two years on the market and half-ton Titan followed after, so now it is time for single cab option to be introduced for both models. Having in mind fleet and commercial segment, single cab version is poised to come with lowered costs and longer bed configuration.
Also, Rich Miller, the chief product specialist for Titan pointed that new version in question will have highest towing and payload capabilities. Finally, now you can choose between three cab sizes and three bed lengths, keeping in mind that variations are limited based on available wheelbase lengths, which is same as with all other rivals.
2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab Design
Design wise, as expected, this version is keeping its styling cues as roomier alternatives. Bold and the massive grill is proudly still present, and front fenders are still bulging outward with rear ones following in more mildly manner.
Single cab version has fewer options in terms of available trims. Base S and mid grade SV trim are there to choose from, so you can forget about Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve available with crew cab configuration. The base trim is bringing usual “workhorse look” with black grille, bumper, mirror caps and door handles, while SV trim offers chrome grille, bumpers, and door handles, along with alloy wheels.
Three men seating space with 40/20/40 split bench configuration is offered, and dash layout resembles crew cab version, although without specs from higher trims, such as leather seats and some drivers aids. Only two color options of the interior exist, a light tan and darker smoke gray, with latter one more suitable for working nature of this model. 2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab comes standard with keyless entry and push-button, which is nice, and also with large driver information screen between instrument clusters. Power windows and locks are also standard, and dual-pane towing mirrors are an available option. Behind cabin sits eight-foot cargo bed which is notably nice length for it.
In terms of engines, two options are available. Nissan’s heavily reworked 5.6-liter petrol Endurance V-8 now with 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque come paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Another choice would be 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 turbodiesel made by Cummins off course, with Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. With its 310 horsepower, it falls short of petrol version, but 555 pound-feet of torque is massive compared to it. Everything mentioned could be coupled with rear or all-wheel drive option.
Price is still unknown, but keeping in mind sticker of $35,000 as starting point for Titan XD, we could guess that it shouldn’t move much from around $31,000.
As for competition, Ford Super Duty will offer all-aluminium body, more refined interior, more safety options to choose from and more powerful engine as 6.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel offers 440 horsepower and an astonishing 925 pound-feet of torque.
On the another hand, Chevrolet Silverado, last updated in 2011, provides less power from the petrol engine with its 6.0-liter V-8 unit making 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Diesel representative is the 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 powerplant that produces 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque which is more than Nissan’s counterpart.
2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab Video
In conclusion, targeting fleet and commercial sales by introducing single cab version of Titan could produce a lot of interest in Nissan’s favor, especially keeping in mind that healthy powertrain options and attractive pricing are offered.