2017 Nissan Titan Gains Single Cab Version Because There’s Serious Work to Be Done

This is the first time the Titan is offered with a single cab body configuration

Following the debut of the crew cab versions last year, Nissan has now unveiled the single cab body of its light pickup truck.

The new 2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab models arrive in U.S. dealerships in late fall 2016, joining the already available Titan Crew Cab. The first single cab in the nameplate’s history is obviously aimed primarily at fleet buyers and people in the market for a work truck, since it offers a bigger bed than the crew cab versions.

In Nissan’s words, the new trucks are designed to provide “an affordable and rugged entry-point in the commercial fleet/work truck market.”

Available in two entry grade levels (S and SV) and a choice of two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations, the 2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab offers the same engine options as the Crew Cab. There's a Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft (752 Nm) of torque, and a 5.6-liter V6 gasoline engine that delivers 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft (534 Nm) of torque.

Diesel-powered models come equipped with an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission while the gasoline-powered versions feature a 7-speed automatic transmission.

The new single cab will be offered in both Titan XD and Titan configurations, with both versions sharing the same cab dimensions and 8.0-foot (2,438-mm) pickup beds. However, they feature a completely separate fully boxed ladder frame chassis.

Nissan hasn’t released information about the 2017 Titan Single Cab's towing capacities and payloads, but promises they will be the highest in the lineup. The Single Cab is the second of three Titan body configurations, with the King Cab scheduled to arrive in the near future.