Nissan adds King Cab body style to its 2017 Titan and Titan XD large pickup truck lineup

Article by Christian A., on February 21, 2017

A new body configuration will be added to Nissan’s Titan and Titan XD large pickup trucks starting in the 2017 model year. The Japanese carmaker announced at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show that its Crew Cab and Single Cab body configurations for the Titan and Titan XD are now joined by the new King Cab body.

With the announcement, Nissan’s Titan and Titan XD lineup is now available in three cabs and three bed length configurations. Both the Titan King Cab and Titan XD King Cab are available in either 4x4 and 4x2 drive. Three grade levels -- S, SV and PRO-4X – are also offered.

The King Cab configuration is basically a cross between the Crew Cab and Single Cab. Its cabin is smaller than on the Crew Cab but is still larger than the Single Cab. Moreover, the King Cab still offers seating for rear passengers, just like the Crew Cab. According to Nissan, the King Cab version of the half-ton Titan and the three-quarter ton Titan XD will be able to accommodate up to six occupants – three in the somewhat cramp rear cabin and another three on the front row. The front row usually seats two – the driver and a passenger.

However, an optional split bench seat is available to accommodate the third passenger in the front row. A bucket seat comes as standard on the PRO-4X grade but is offered as an option on the SV grade. The rear cabin comes – as standard –with a 60/40-split fold-down seat. For customers seeking more cabin comfort, heated front seats could be availed on the PRO-4X and SV grades, while heated and cooled front seats could be availed on the PRO-4X.

Access to the front row is made possible by two conventional doors. However, access to the rear cabin is made possible by suicide doors – yes, wide-opening rear doors that are hinged backwards.

Both the Nissan Titan and the Titan XD King Cabs feature a bed that measures 78 inches (6.5 feet) in length. That is already a plenty but if a driver needs more, he or she could simply go for the so-called rear-seat delete option. This option removes the rear seat, rear heater duct and rear roof-mounted assist grips. This effectively transforms the rear cabin into an additional secure storage space with fully flat load floor as well as rear wall finisher with tie-down hooks.

The Nissan Titan King Cab is powered – as standard – by a 390-hp 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine as paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission. It could tow up to 9,420 pounds and carry up to 1,640 pounds. Meanwhile, the Titan XD King Cab is offered with two powerplants: a 390-hp 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine as paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission or a 310-hp 5.0-liter Cummins V8 Turbo Diesel engine mated to a six-speed Aisin A466ND automatic transmission. The Titan XD King Cab could tow up to 12,510 pounds (diesel engine) and carry up to 2,710 pounds (gasoline engine).

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Nissan adds new King Cab body style to complete lineup of award winning TITAN and TITAN XD models

Nissan today revealed the new 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD King Cab models, completing the lineup of innovative new full-size pickups. The world debut announcement came during a media event at the Chicago Auto Show. Also on display at the show, which runs at Chicago's McCormick Place from February 11-20, are a specially built Nissan NV Cargo X and two specially modified TITAN PRO-4X models.

The new King Cab is marked by its available 6-person seating, wide-opening rear doors and available "rear seat delete" option that is ideal for commercial use with its flat floor and secure in-cab storage space.

"The launch of the new King Cab body is the last step in a journey that began in December 2015 with the debut of the breakthrough TITAN XD, which continues to carve out a unique white space between competitors' heavy-duty and half-ton trucks," said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. "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. Add to that the industry's best 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and the TITAN family is even more compelling."

The TITAN King Cab will be offered in 4x4 and 4x2 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 4x4 and 4x2 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.

Like the TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab and Single Cab models, the new King Cab body was designed by Nissan Design America in San Diego, California. The 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.

The new King Cab also offers a first-in-segment "rear seat delete" option, which 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.

"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 Diaz. "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."

As part of the American TITAN lineup, the new King Cab was developed with core Nissan planning, design, engineering and manufacturing teams contributing from Tennessee, California, Michigan, Arizona and Mississippi. The TITAN and TITAN XD King Cabs are assembled in Canton, Mississippi, with its V8 engines assembled in Decherd, Tennessee and Cummins diesel engines assembled in Columbus, Indiana.

All 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD models are covered by Nissan's "America's Best Truck Warranty"1 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. Vehicles covered by the new warranty, which includes basic and powertrain coverage, include all V8 gasoline and diesel powered models.

The 2017 TITAN half-ton was named "2017 Pickup Truck of the Year" by Truck Trend magazine. The award represents "a real-world evaluation of pickups as seen through the eyes of truck experts and enthusiasts," according to the magazine. In addition to the TRUCK TREND 2017 Pickup Truck of the Year title, 2017 TITAN models were recently named "Full-size Truck of Texas," "Commercial Vehicle of Texas" and "Best Value" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and given an "Extreme Off-Road" title by journalists participating in the Active Lifestyle Vehicle Awards (ALV).

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