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July 26, 2016

Nissan US adds XD and Single Cab to Titan truck line

Nissan's US unit has added new XD and Single Cab versions to its Titan full-size pickup line.

Nissan's US unit has added new XD and Single Cab versions to its Titan full-size pickup line.

This is the first time a single cab has been offered. It's second of three eventual body styles, joining the current Crew Cab and future King Cab. The Single Cab models go on sale late next autumn.

"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% of the total light pickup marketplace," said Rich Miller, director of product planning for trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles, Nissan North America.

The redesigned Titan will ultimately be available with three cabs, three load bed lengths, three engines, 4×4 and 4×2 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 versions with both sharing the same cab dimensions and eight-foot pickup beds but completely separate fully boxed ladder frame chassis.

The XD Single Cab, like the Crew Cab, will be offered with two engines, the Cummins five-litre V8 turbodiesel, rated at 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque; and the 5.6-litre Endurance petrol 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 5.6 V8 (a V6 engine will be available later). Diesel versions have an Aisin (a long-standing Nissan supplier) six-speed automatic transmission while V8 petrol versions have a seven-speed automatic.

The Single Cab models will be assembled in Canton, Mississippi with the 5.6 V8 made in Decherd, Tennessee. Cummins builds the five-litre diesels in Columbus, Indiana.

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