Nissan Titan embraces the single ‘cab’ life

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When it comes to trucks, the Ford and Chevrolet’s offerings dominate most people’s thinking. But there are a few other options out there, from the intelligently designed Honda Ridgeline to the Nissan Titan. The Titan has just come in for some attention, with the lineup growing to include a single-cab model aimed at rough and ready commercial use.

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There will be two engines offered on the new single cab. The first is a 5.0-litre Cummins Diesel, pumping out 310 hp (231 kW) of power and a chunky 752 Nm (555 lb.ft) of torque. Alternatively, buyers are able to opt for a 5.6-litre petrol motor with 390 hp (291 kW) and 534 Nm (394 lb.ft) of torque, put to the road through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Interestingly, the diesel is hooked up to a six-speed auto.

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All Titan single cab trucks come with an 8.0-ft bed, 2.5-ft longer than the bed you get on the dual-cab model launched in Detroit last year. If you’re really planning on making the most of all that space, it’s worth paying for the XD version.

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Why? In regular trim, the petrol-engined Titan has a maximum payload of 1,930 lb (875 kg), with a maximum towing capacity of 9,730 lb (4413 kg). In comparison, the petrol-powered XD can haul 980 lb (445 kg) more in its tray, and has a maximum towing capacity of 11,590 lb (5257 kg).

The new Titan will be available in two and four-wheel drive when it arrives later this year.

Source: Nissan

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