Nissan launches the first ever single cab for the Titan pickup family and Aston Martin bids farewell to the DB9 to make way for the new DB11. Details in this week’s Auto News in :60.
First Single Cab Nissan Titans
Nissan is getting ready to unleash its first ever single cab Titan pickups. One for the half-ton Titan and one for the Titan XD. It’s part of Nissan’s attempt to get into the traditional work truck and commercial fleet market.
The Titan XD is available with the 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V8. The regular half-ton will launch with a gas V8, but Nissan plans to offer a V6 later. The gas versions come with a seven-speed automatic, while the diesel comes with a six-speed. Drivers can choose between two- and four-wheel drive.
The 2017 models will arrive this fall and join the Crew Cabs. A King Cab version is coming soon as well, to round out the lineup.
Goodbye Aston Martin DB9, Hello DB11
Aston Martin DB9 production is officially over.
The last DB9 rolled off the production line this month ending 13 years of production. The last nine cars were a special batch and as such received special “Last of 9” badging. When Aston Martin launched the supercar in 2003, it ushered the brand into the modern era. It was of course updated throughout the years – culminating in last year’s DB9 GT.
Next, Aston Martin will usher in yet another new era with the DB11. This car is hugely important for the brand. It’s built on a brand new lighter, stronger, aluminum platform. It will also feature Aston Martin’s new 5.2-liter V12 which makes 600 horses.
Here’s a fun fact: Aston Martin debuted the original DB1 in 1948 at the London Auto Show. It only 15 built models. For a great look back at the history of the DB lineup, check out Aston Martin’s website.