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Nissan Adds a Royal to the Family: New Titan King Cab

New six-person cab comes with Cummins diesel option.

by on Feb.09, 2017

Nissan's North American chief Fred Diaz shows off the new 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab during the Chicago Auto Show.

This year’s Chicago Auto Show appears to be a series of “look what we did to our truck to make it better than their truck” announcements.

Well, Nissan wasn’t left out, introducing its six-person “King Cab” option available on its new Titan with 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.

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“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., in a statement.

The new King Cab will be available this spring. No pricing information was made available.

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“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 five-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and the Titan family is even more compelling.”

Nissan unveiled its new Titan King Cab and Titan XD King cab at the Chicago Auto Show.

The company had already put the Titan and Titan XD on display with a load of Nissan Motorsports upgrades calling the blacked out picks the PRO-4X. Both will be available in the King Cab version for the Titan and Titan XD, officials said.

The Titan King Cab will be offered in 4×4 and 4×2 drive. It gets three trim levels: S, SV and the aforementioned PRO-4X. All come with the standard 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine and 7-speed automatic transmission, offering an available maximum towing capacity of 9,420 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 1,640 pounds when properly equipped.

And despite the difficulties some diesels are facing, truck buyers aren’t in that class, and Nissan has an oil burner to make them happy as well. The King Cab is available with a Cummins 5.0-liter 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.

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When equipped with the Cummins, the maximum towing capacity rises a bit to 12,510 pounds. However, the gasoline model offers the maximum payload capacity of 2,710 pounds.

Designed by Nissan Design America in San Diego, the new addition 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 Titan King Cab features wide-opening rear doors that allow for easy access to the rear seat.

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.

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“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.”

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