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).