Nissan Readies Single-Cab Titans for Fall

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Just as promised last year, Nissan is rolling out more cab configurations and bed lengths for its full-size pickup truck lineup. Offered to better serve fleet and commercial pickup buyers, the single cab (called a regular cab by other truckmakers) will be offered in the light-duty Titan and heaveir-duty Titan XD in either S or SV entry-level trims with 4x4 or 4x2 drivelines. 

Although Titans and Titan XDs will be on completely unique platforms, their wheelbase and interior design will be relatively identical. All single-cab Titans will have an 8-foot bed and 5.6-liter V-8 engine. An all-new V-6 engine choice will be added at a much later date. Titan XD single cabs will also have an 8-foot bed and a choice of two engine choices: the 5.6-liter V-8 gas or 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins turbo-diesel. 

Single-cab long-bed Titans and Titan XDs will have the same gross combined weight ratings as their crew-cab counterparts, but will offer more towing and payload capacity. The single cabs will be available in late fall on model-year 2017 pickups, with King Cab models following in early 2017. 

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Comments

This will be my next truck!

I admit it looks better than the crew cab but still weirdly proportioned with some copy hints of Tundra/F150 lines...

Want manual transmission, and it's sold!

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As if this will help nissan sell many more titans. The new titan has been such a horrendous failure.

I want to see a real-world comparison between regular cab work trucks. Take a 2wd gas XD and line it up against a similarly-equipped F250 and the 2500's, load them all with lumber and tools and see how they perform under a payload, what mileage they get loaded down in different types of traffic, and see what you like and don't like after driving around to jobsites all day in them. Then compare the prices and see what you get for how much.

May be a solid work truck, but cannot see this as attracting anything by fleet purchases. No individual would buy this as a personal truck.

This truck is a flop.

Yep I really wanted to like this truck but it's just not happening. So many promises that just didn't happen.

So there just aren't enough people after a 5/8th ton truck with almost 3/4 ton pricing? Shocker. The non XD regular Titan will sell better and be a real value with its deep price cuts considering what one can have compared to one of the big 3 minus 1. But will be nothing remarkable or class leading other than able to get a lot for your money. Regular cabs? While its foolish not offer them mainly for fleet sales honestly who still wants one? I mean even single guys occasionally have some stuff to bring with them that they don't wanna leave in the bed. The V6 is overdue by a more than a decades and looking for some thing special about this that isn't a diesel engine serving as a status symbol.

This can not be classified as a failure yet. They haven't finished releasing the full line. Not only that, they haven't advertised it at all and it has sold better than the previous generation. Also, I have seen a few on the road with full families in them.

My local dealer has like 7 of these Titan XDs on the lot for a month or two, I've seen maybe 2 actually licensed and driving around town. They are offering $7,000 off the Titan XD Cummins here locally on the windshield.

It's a nice truck, and much better looking than the old Titan. But for the price, I could spend a little more and get a full blown 3/4 ton diesel. And from the reviews I've watched, this thing only gets ~20 mpg highway running 70 mph and 11-12 mpg towing a 8,000 pound trailer. Not very impressive and the Titan XD Cummins has no exhaust brake...

The online titan XD forums are dead with a couple of vocal owners declaring the XD is the best but otherwise everyone else comments and asks themselves how and where did titan and cummins get it so wrong.

Styling is a big turn off with this truck.
That can be overlooked if it does something great.
This truck just doesn't.
Should have used a clean slate for this truck.

The Styling is horrid, the interior is ok. Couldn't they offer a bit more backroom like Fords' SuperCab.

At this point it is safe to say that the XD is a sales flop. Too much money for what you get. They either need to do away with it or go full on 3/4 ton.

The regular Titan will also not sell well. Styling is controversial and there aren't enough other justifications to sell enough of these to get people used to it. Remember how God aweful ugly the 94 Dodge Ram was?... funny how stuff you see more and more of grows on you. Sadly you wont see enough of the Titans frequently enough for it to grow on you.

The half ton Titan at this point is brining nothing class leading/cutting edge to the game... no high tech engines, hybrid drive trains, weight savings, material innovation, feature innovation, no small displacement diesel, no split rear, no independent rear suspension, no advantage in steering, payload, towing, capacity... its going land very squarely on what is par for the course in the 1/2 ton world today and just serve as a fair alternative for those disgruntled by the big 3 minus 1 and don't have Toy money. For those who have other things to spend money on with the incentives you will be able to get a lot for your money if par is good enough for you.

The single cab titans will take a slice of the Ford fleet sales.

No exhaust brake is inexcusable, plus a measly 26 gallon fuel tank designed from a clean sheet... C,mon Nissan u blew it right out of the gate!

It looks nice, hopefully it turns out to be a good work truck and this turns out to be a good seller for Nissan in the USA. However this is the longest rollout of a series of pickup that I've ever seen, years between different configurations when other companies have released their entire lineup at the same time. Shows you really how tiny Nissan has become especially in comparison to the big 3 in the USA and Toyota.

Still no word yet on the new Frontier either, must not have that much engineering talent on hand.

@Kyle The Ford Super Duty's with the 6.7 Powerstroke and the short beds only get ~26 gallon tanks. You have to go long bed to get the 37.5 gallon with the diesel. That is also an issue IMO. GM offers 36 gallon with short beds and the Duramax. 26 gallon tank is a joke for a truck that is built to tow, when loaded and getting 10 mpg you only get 260 miles max out of that small diesel tank that Ford uses.

I couldn't go back to a small tank, the 28 gallon tank in my 2016 Tundra Platinum (had a 2011 and 2014 with the small 26 gallon tank and it sucked) and the 2007 2500HD farm truck has 34 gallon tank.

I guess you could pay ~$1k+ and get a larger aftermarket tank, but you shouldn't have to with a truck that is BUILT to tow.

Frontier update?

All the current Frontier needs is a drivetrain upgrade. Give it a 6 speed trans and a refresh for Nissan's four litre V6, which is already a terrific truck engine. You could also drop the supercab Nissan.

Useless. You want a V6 and stick bare minimum

I'm not shopping for a mid size, but if I were I'd have to give the current Frontier a look.

Sorry, my 2016 Tundra Platinum has a 38 Gallon tank, not a 28 gallon tank*

"Sorry, my 2016 Tundra Platinum has a 38 Gallon tank, not a 28 gallon tank*"

You need all of that 38 gal considering that the Tundra sucks gas worse than all the others.

Looks a lot better in single cab form.

@dale
LOL!!!!! Great comeback!!
Heck Toyos are good trucks and the 5.7 is a monster but it desperately needs to up its fuel economy.

Love it, the single cab, long bed combo. Lastly, the extended cab models, show them even in mask camouflage.

And please don't do that mini-crew cab theme started by Dodge (now RAM) and followed by Toyota Tundra and GM. I'd buy a full double (crew) cab.

"As if this will help nissan sell many more titans. The new titan has been such a horrendous failure."

"This truck is a flop. "

The truck just hit the market, and it was only the XD version. Not everybody wants a king-sized diesel. Nissan is doing a slow roll-out, and that's the right approach.

Besides, I like what I've seen so far.

BTW, everybody seems to enjoy dumping on Nissan for copying the Ford F Series. Yet you've been mighty quiet when Ford copied the Bentley Muslanne and Flying Spur for their new Lincoln Continental and Luc Donkerwolke called them out on it. Ford couldn't even design its own car without cribbing on someone else's design. The Titan is more original than the Continental.


"May be a solid work truck, but cannot see this as attracting anything by fleet purchases. No individual would buy this as a personal truck."

You'd be surprised. This generally depends on which part of the country you live in.

They can keep it.

BTW, everybody seems to enjoy dumping on Nissan for copying the Ford F Series. Yet you've been mighty quiet when Ford copied the Bentley Muslanne and Flying Spur for their new Lincoln Continental and Luc Donkerwolke called them out on it. Ford couldn't even design its own car without cribbing on someone else's design. The Titan is more original than the Continental.

Posted by: imoore | Jul 26, 2016 4:32:05 PM

Stay on topic, this is a not a car site & secondly, if you like then buy it...they'll need every sale as this will probably go down in history as the biggest $$$ flop for Nissan in recent times...

Nissan is selling the number of Titans they want too and Titan's are still just trickling into the Dealer lots.
http://wardsauto.com/industry/fear-quality-missteps-keeps-titan-trickling-dealers?page=1

The Titan looks like the last Titan with the new Nissan styling as seen on every new Nissan model like the V Motion grill and the fenders that round over into the doors. Those who say it looks like a Ford have a shallow sense of design.

The Titan looks like the last Titan with the new Nissan styling as seen on every new Nissan model like the V Motion grill and the fenders that round over into the doors. Those who say it looks like a Ford have a shallow sense of design.

Ford couldn't even design its own car without cribbing on someone else's design.

Posted by: imoore | Jul 26, 2016 4:32:05 PM

Look how FORD stole the look of an Aston Martin for their fusion, and how they stole the rear quarter panels from the Camaro for their new mustang. Sad really.

May be a solid work truck, but cannot see this as attracting anything by fleet purchases. No individual would buy this as a personal truck.

Posted by: Roy | Jul
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You couldnt be more wrong,,I always buy regular cab,,8 foot bed..

Only reason I wouldnt buy this is bc my Silverado is only 8 years old,runs like a dream without any issues..
I only like Chevys...always been happy with GM

I'd take a reg cab with a 6 inch lift diesel. I think its an alternative that will be welcomed by ram owners that buy because of the cummins. That plain Jane pictured above is something I'd buy. I wonder about behind the seat space. If you can put a 64c.c. saw back there with a 20-24 inch bar it works for most. That v8 cummins needs just a smidge more hp imho. Get her up to 355hp and it will have much better driveability. Might get the tow rating up a but more too. 13-14k towing will be right where I'd need it. My 16 silverado 4x4 is 10700 tow rating. Its good enough for now. Low gears get things moving good. That 355hp number is about as low as you would want for that much weight 14k lbs. Would be to slugish for heavy traffic otherwise. Torque is not really a big deal. 600ftlbs would be about right. Could do a good amount of work with it. Just for reference. All diesels in my area of they work in the city limits never break the 14mpg Mark without a real load. I'm going to get this will get 14-15 consistently. No reason it shouldn't. Exaggerated numbers by forum members that live in the latest areas of the country will throw you off on real world mileage. Once you hit the undulating hills in a city nothing gets the mileage it's supposed to. I've watched videos and never was impressed. Doesn't mean real world driving and work aren't things it excels at.

One thing for sure is you won't have the same truck as your neighbor. To me having a truck no one else has is a much more enjoyable experience. Every f150 I see looks like the last 10 I just saw. No individuality. Plus I like the looks. 14 f150 is one of the best looking pickups imho. This hits that nail 9n the head.

This truck will steal fleet sales from the Chevy Colorado.

I don't know why Nissan refuses to do a 3/4 and 1 ton.

This truck would not compete with midsize trucks like the Colorado, but it will compete against those who want a full size single cab truck with an 8 foot bed and a diesel. I think this truck will sell sell enough and give Nissan a reputation for a good solid full size truck. Nissan does not have to outsell the competition, they just need to establish themselves in this segment.

@dale Actually my co-workers 2013 F-150 5.0 4x4 3.55 rear axle ratio gets similar fuel economy within 1 mpg compared to my 2016 Tundra 5.7 4x4 4.30 rear axle ratio before I put larger tires on.

Biggest difference is my truck with a 9 year old powertrain gets to 60 about ~1+ second faster than his truck and it tows a trailer much better than that 5.0.

GMSRJUNK ACTUALLY GOVERNMENT MOTORS IS STEALING FORD'S IDEAS AND COPYING THE FORD MUSTANG, FORD FUSION AND F-150. MUSTNAG WHEN FORD BROUGHT BACK THE 70 STYLE TO THE NEW STYLE SHAKEVROLET BROUGHT BACK THE CAMARO TOO AND THEN FORD PUT TURBOS ON THE MUSTANG THEN SHAKEVROLET DID TOO. SAME THING ON THE 2017 CAMARO . FORD FUSION TURBOS TOO THE THE NEXT THING SHAKEVROLET PUT TURBOS ON THE JUNK 2016 MALIBU.FORD F150 ALUMINUM,TURBOS AND THEN GOVERNMENT MOTORS ANNOUNCES THAT THEIR GOING ALUMINUM TOO ON THE NEXT SHAKEVROLET AND JUNKY GMC AND THAT THEY ARE GONNA USE TURBOS ON THE NEXT SHAKEVROLET AND THE JUNKY GMC, SO NOW WHO IS COPYING WHO?

@ Posted by: MEXICO LOVES FORD AND FORD LOVES MEXICO | Jul 27, 2016 8:39:58 PM

HaHa! Just remember, when someone takes a second look at your Fusion or new Mustang it's because they have seen it somewhere else.

@ Gmsrjunk SAME TO YOU BRO THE TRUTH IS THAT GOVERNMENT MOTORS COPIES EVRETHING FORD DOES PERIOD.

GOVERNMENT MOTORS DON'T COME UP WITH THEIR OWN IDEAS AND THAT TRUCK ON THE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE FORD'S SINGLE CAB. NISSAN WANTS TO COPY FORD TO SEE IF THEY CAN SELL THEIR TRUCKS LIKE FORD THE TRUTH THAT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN.

GM had turbo powered trucks and cars in the 1960s Chevy Corvair and Rampside pickup. Ford loves to copy GM's 50 year old tech. Then jack the looks of early 2000 Aston Martins.

GM had turbo powered trucks and cars in the 1960s Chevy Corvair and Rampside pickup. Ford loves to copy GM's 50 year old tech. Then jack the looks of early 2000 Aston Martins.


Posted by: johnny doe | Jul 28, 2016 6:47:34 PM

And they also had normally asperated engines too. So did Ford copy that. Last I checked Ford and GM were not the first to build an internal combustion engine. I would suggest a deeper understanding of how things work. FYI, Ford had ownership is Astin Martin. GM does not and has copied the looks of several Ford vehicles. But copying is the best form of flattery.



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