Nissan may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think truck. But that’s not keeping the company from growing its Titan. Literally. The Titan will bring a King Cab option for 2017.
The King Cab option will come on the half-ton and heavy-duty XD models. Basically, the King Cab just gives a special name to the extended cab class. It offers seats for six if you go double bench seats front and back.
With that in mind, seating options are what makes the King Cab stand out. Nissan brags that it offers something called the “rear seat delete.” Meaning that you can completely remove the rear seats. Plus the rear heater ducts and roof assist grips come out as well. Once removed, you then have a rear with a flat load floor and 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,” says Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles.
Furthermore, Nissan says that the Titan King Cab is the only truck in its segment with this option. On a practical note, it will be great for dog owners to put a crate in the back for safety and climate control.
The final seating option would be to go for two front bucket seats and skip the bench. But let’s be real. That’s just not as cool or romantic.
You can get the King Cab option with the standard and XD 4×4 and 4×2 models. Available grade levels are S, SV, and PRO-4X. The thing to remember about the PRO-4x is you can get heating and cooling front seats. One of those luxe features that doesn’t detract from rugged looks.
Engine wise, those grades give you two options. First, for the base standard and XD models. Those get the 5.6-liter V8 with 7-speed automatic. Above that, you can opt for the 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel with the XD. This super hauler gets 310-horsepower and most notably 555 lb-ft of torque. It tows up to 12,510 pounds as well.
Lastly, there’s no reason to wait for the Kings. Because they go on sale in the Spring. We’re still waiting for the final pricing details. But the starting price will likely fall in the low to mid $30 grand zone.