At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan unveiled the final piece of its new Titan truck strategy with their Nissan Titan King Cab model (extended cab). With wide-opening rear doors and an innovative rear-seat delete option, it makes for an interesting new option in the marketplace.
The Nissan Titan King Cab will be offered in 4×4 and 4×2 drive and three grade levels – S, SV and PRO-4X – each with 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.
The Titan XD King Cab similarly will be available in 4×4 and 4×2 drive and three grade levels – S, SV and PRO-4X. Two driveline choices are offered with the Titan XD King Cab: the 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine with 7-speed automatic or powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel – rated at 310 horsepower 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 engine) and maximum payload capacity of 2,710 pounds (gas engine) when properly equipped.
Noteworthy on this truck is the wide-opening rear doors (suicide doors) that allow for maximum accessibility of the rear cargo space. Also, the optional rear-seat delete feature allows for commercial and residential customers, if they so choose, a usable space for storage they can lock inside the cab while retaining the 6.5′ bed. Nissan says the seat is removed as well as “rear heater duct and rear roof-mounted assist grips and adds a flat rear load floor and rear wall finisher with tie-down hooks.”
“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,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc.. “Nissan is becoming a strong player in the commercial vehicle market with our NV vans and industry leading warranty. Now, with the new King Cab and Single Cab models, we expect to grow our worksite presence with TITAN and TITAN XD as well.”
Also noteworthy is the 5 year bumper-to-bumper warranty on all Nissan trucks. This is another innovative idea from the company and is a useful tool to get consumers to try out the product.
With this final piece to their lineup, Nissan now offers 85 percent of the cab configurations and bed lengths that are possible in the truck market. Sales have been steadily climbing and this next year, Nissan may go from a forgotten competitor to a real truck maker.
The truck will be hitting dealer lots in the coming months.
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