Nissan has rounded out its pickup lineup with the introduction of a King Cab for its Titan and Titan XD—a configuration that features a commercial application friendly rear seat delete option.
The rear seat delete—a first for its segment—removes the rear seat, rear heater duct and rear roof-mounted assist grips and adds a flat rear load floor and rear wall finisher with tie-down hooks for secure in-cab storage space.
“This feature is going to be extremely well received by commercial truck buyers for its extra utility and secure, climate-safe storage space inside the cab. It’s a real workhorse like the new Single Cab, but with more flexibility to stow equipment and other valuables,” says Fred Diaz, Nissan division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles.
The release of a six-person King Cab, Diaz says, is the last step in a journey that began in December 2015 with the debut of the Titan XD pickup.
“Now, with the addition of a half-ton TITAN, our new Endurance V8, three body configurations, three bed lengths and a range of grade levels and equipment packages, we’re covering nearly every segment in the personal and commercial full-size truck markets,” he adds.
Titan King Cab will be offered in two- and four-wheel drive and in three grade levels – S, SV and PRO-4X. Each gets a standard 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine and 7-speed automatic transmission. Titan King Cab offers an available maximum towing capacity of 9,420 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 1,640 pounds when properly equipped.
Titan XD King Cab will also be available in 4×4 and 4×2 drive and three grade levels – S, SV and PRO-4X – but two driveline choices will be offered: the 390-hp 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine with 7-speed automatic or powerful Cummins 5-liter V8 Turbo Diesel—rated at 310 hp and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque—matched with a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin A466ND automatic transmission.
Titan XD King Cab offers an available maximum towing capacity of 12,510 pounds (diesel) and maximum payload capacity of 2,710 pounds (gas) when properly equipped.
Nissan says the new body features a roomy cab with a choice of front split bench seat or front bucket seats (standard on PRO-4X, optional on SV grade). A 60/40-split fold-down rear seat is also standard. Heated front seats are available with PRO-4X and SV grade, along with optional heated and cooled front seats on PRO-4X.