Beware Detroit. Beware.
Having finally replaced its aging Titan full-size pickup truck with a completely redesigned model, Nissan continues rolling out new versions so that there’s a size and engine configuration for everyone. Meet the 2017 Nissan Titan XD and Titan Single Cab models, which will go on sale in the US this fall, continuing Nissan's quest to make a dent in the truck market. Like the Titan XD Crew Cab, the XD Single Cab will offer a choice of two engines: a Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel with 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque, or a 5.6-liter V8 with 390 hp and 394 lb-ft.
The Titan Single Cab, with about a foot shorter wheelbase than the Crew Cab, will initially be offered with the 5.6-liter V8 but a V6 will arrive at some point as well. The diesel Titan will feature a six-speed automatic while V8 gasoline versions will have a seven-speed automatic. Both versions of the full-size truck share the same cab dimensions and 8-foot pickup beds but completely separate fully boxed ladder frame chassis. Nissan claims that ultimately there’ll be a total of three cabs, three bed lengths, three engines, 4x4 and 4x2 and S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trim levels.