Extended Cab, Et Al.
THIS MONTH WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT THOSE TRUCKS WITH A LITTLE EXTRA BEHIND THE FRONT SEATS: EXTENDED CAB PICKUPS. While we often just call them extra cabs, each truck manufacturer actually has its own term for that area with those tiny jump seats, which many of us eventually tend to fill up with speakers. Here’s a quick rundown of what each truck brand calls their cabs o’ plenty.
Chevy and GMC: Introduced in 1983 on the S-10/S-15 and 1988 for full-size trucks, GM called them Extended Cabs before the days of rear suicide mini-doors. These days they’re referred to as Double Cabs.
Ford: The Supercab first came on the scene in 1974 on the F series and has been a popular option ever since.
Dodge/ram: Introduced in 1973 on the full-size D series, the Club Cab beat Ford by a year. Since rear access doors were introduced, the closest thing to it is the Quad Cab.
Toyota: The Xtracab for Toyota mini-trucks came to light in 1984. They are now referred to as Access Cabs.
Nissan: Beginning with the Datsun 620 in 1977, the King Cab was and remains Nissan’s extended cab model.