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  • Work Truck News: ’17 Nissan Titan Single Cab

Work Truck News: ’17 Nissan Titan Single Cab

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Tori Tellem
Sep 13, 2016
Photographers: Manufacturers
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Nissan Adds Single Cab Titan and Titan XD, Plus an Impressive Warranty
Nissan is now offering its first-ever single cab in the Titan lineup. That brings the grand total to Single Cab, Crew Cab, and King Cab. Both the ’17 Titan and Titan XD can take advantage of this configuration.
And the Titan can now boast having the best pickup warranty—or what Nissan is calling “America’s Best Truck Warranty”—which is a 5-year, 100,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty, including powertrain.
Photo 3/11   |   Auto News 8 Lug Work Truck Aaa Foundation For Traffic Safety Debris Accidents Crashes
Secure Your Load to Stop Road Debris Accidents
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety did a study of crashes and noticed that more than 200,000 of the occurrences between 2011 and 2014 were due to debris on the road. We’re talking about 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths. The interesting stats: The worst times for crashes seems to be between 10 a.m. and 3:59 p.m. Around 37 percent of crashes from road debris were from a driver swerving to avoid contact with an object. And highways are the worst place to be—driving at high speeds causes cargo to drop or become loose. There’s even a website for defensive driving tips and how to report debris at aaa.com/preventroaddebris.
Most Stolen Pickups
The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s annual Hot Wheels report features a rundown of the most stolen vehicles in the U.S., based on data from the National Crime Information Center. The top vehicles for 2015 included fullsize trucks: the ’06 Ford, ’04 Chevy, and ’01 Dodge.
Photo 4/11   |   Auto News 8 Lug Work Truck Mercedes Benz Urban Etruck Zero Emissions Electric Heavy Duty Front Grille
Photo 5/11   |   Auto News 8 Lug Work Truck Mercedes Benz Urban Etruck Zero Emissions Electric Heavy Duty Front Three Quarters
Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck
Meet the M-B Urban eTruck. It’s a silent, all-electric, zero-emissions example of what heavy-duty trucks could utilize. This concept is based on a heavy-duty three-axle and is designed as a short-radius-distribution city truck. Power comes via lithium-ion batteries, and there are electric motors adjacent to the wheel hubs.
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Photo 8/11   |   Auto News 8 Lug Work Truck Renault Alaskan 1 Ton Pickup Diesel Five Link Duster Oroch Front Three Quarter
Renault’s New Alaskan 1-ton Pickup
Renault’s got a new pickup to check out: the Alaskan. This specimen has a 2.3L diesel in 160hp and 190hp versions (a 2.5L gas and 2.5L diesel will also be available, depending on the market), a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission, five-link rear suspension, fully boxed frame, and even four-wheel drive with low range, an electronic limited-slip differential, rear-locking diff, and more. The automaker said the Alaskan is “a genuinely global product capable of covering the broad diversity of needs customers express across the world.” Renault introduced the ½-ton Duster Oroch pickup in 2015.
Photo 9/11   |   Auto News 8 Lug Work Truck Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van Electric
“Electric drive systems previously only saw extremely limited use in trucks. Nowadays, costs, performance, and charging times develop further so rapidly that now there is a trend reversal in the distribution sector: The time is ripe for the electric truck. In light distribution trucks, our Fuso Canter E-Cell has already been undergoing intensive customer trials since 2014.”—Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler Trucks & Buses, to The Detroit Bureau, about Mercedes-Benz considering electric vans and trucks
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Photo 11/11   |   Auto News 8 Lug Work Truck Eric Hosmer Ted Williams All Star Major League Baseball Mlb Chevy Colorado Diesel Midnight
Lug Nuggets
•The Automotive Hall of Fame will be moving from Dearborn, Michigan, to downtown Detroit.
•A ’16 Ram Rebel will be used by a female team in the inaugural Rebelle Rally, a new all-female four-wheel-drive event in the U.S. in October, with participants using only a map and compass.
•Eric Hosmer, the ’16 Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, was awarded a Chevy Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition.
•Tesla wants to build an electric pickup?
•Look for Google Maps to now spotlight neighborhoods of interest, like those with the most restaurants and bars.
•UPS’ alternative fuel fleet has now driven 1 billion miles.