The Japanese automaker actually split the Titan lineup into two models: The standard Titan, and the Titan XD. Nissan also offers gasoline and diesel engines, and what is now a trio of cab configurations. At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, it unveiled the 2017 Titan King Cab, which will join the existing two-door Single Cab and four-door Crew Cab versions in showrooms this spring.
Nissan uses the “King Cab” label to describe a truck with two full-size doors, and two smaller rear doors, a setup often referred to in the industry as an “extended cab.” It’s an in-betweener option for buyers who need a little extra space, but don’t spend enough time carrying passengers to justify the bigger Crew Cab model.
As with many extended-cab trucks, the Titan King Cab’s back doors are rear hinged, for easier access to the interior. A rear bench with seating for three is standard, but Nissan also offers a “rear-seat delete” option that leaves a flat load floor and tie-down hooks in place of the bench, providing some enclosed cargo space. Nissan claims that option is a segment first.
Like the other two cab options, the King Cab is available on both standard Titan and Titan XD models. Both Titan variants are available with a 5.6-liter gasoline V8 and seven-speed automatic transmission, and the Titan XD is also offered with a 5.0-liter Cummins diesel V8 and six-speed automatic. The gasoline V8 produces 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, and the diesel makes 310 hp and 555 lb-ft.
The 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab arrives in dealerships this spring. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.
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