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Nissan Titan embraces the single life

Nissan Titan embraces the sing...
The new single-cab Titan joins the dual-cab launched at the start of 2015
The new single-cab Titan joins the dual-cab launched at the start of 2015
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The Cummins diesel has 555 lb.ft of torque 
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The Cummins diesel has 555 lb.ft of torque 
The new single-cab Titan joins the dual-cab launched at the start of 2015
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The new single-cab Titan joins the dual-cab launched at the start of 2015
The small screen in the center of the instrument binnacle gives drives access to all sorts of information
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The small screen in the center of the instrument binnacle gives drives access to all sorts of information
The Titan has an 8.0-ft bed 
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The Titan has an 8.0-ft bed 
There's a 5.6-liter V8 petrol engine available 
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There's a 5.6-liter V8 petrol engine available 
Nissan wants commercial buyers to drop their hard earned cash on the Titan
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Nissan wants commercial buyers to drop their hard earned cash on the Titan
Nissan has tried to give its truck sales new life with the Titan
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Nissan has tried to give its truck sales new life with the Titan
The V8 petrol is labelled "Endurance"
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The V8 petrol is labelled "Endurance"
The black plastic scattered around tells you this is still a truck designed to do service on a site
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The black plastic scattered around tells you this is still a truck designed to do service on a site
You can make the Titan look pretty, but that's not really the point 
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You can make the Titan look pretty, but that's not really the point 
Fans of petrol power can choose a big V8
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Fans of petrol power can choose a big V8
The Titan initially was launched at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015
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The Titan initially was launched at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015
The Titan will eventually be available with a V6
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The Titan will eventually be available with a V6
Say what you will about the styling, this is still a big ol' truck 
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Say what you will about the styling, this is still a big ol' truck 
Payload varies based on which engine and model you choose 
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Payload varies based on which engine and model you choose 
The big chrome nose isn't subtle, but that's not really the point
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The big chrome nose isn't subtle, but that's not really the point
This is a truck designed for worksites 
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This is a truck designed for worksites 
The cabin is standard truck fare, with big buttons and chunky controls 
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The cabin is standard truck fare, with big buttons and chunky controls 
Inside, there's less seats but the same basic cabin design 
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Inside, there's less seats but the same basic cabin design 
The Titan is designed to be tough, ready for life on a building site
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The Titan is designed to be tough, ready for life on a building site
Two Titans, side-by-side
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Two Titans, side-by-side

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.

There will be two engines offered on the new single cab. The first is a 5.0-liter 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-liter 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.

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.

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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