The new King Cabs will have a 139.8-inch wheelbase with a 6.5-foot bed, but like the single-cab and crew-cab models, they will be on structurally different frames. All King Cabs will be offered in S, SV and Pro-4X package levels.
The half-ton Titan King Cab will be offered in 4x4 or 4x2 configurations; the 5.6-liter V-8 and seven-speed transmission will be the only powertrain for this model. Max towing will be 9,420 pounds, with a maximum payload capacity of 1,640 pounds.
The stronger Titan XD King Cab also will be offered in both 4x4 and 4x2 configurations, but will give customers a choice between the 5.6-liter V-8 gas engine and 5.0-liter V-8 diesel Cummins. Maximum tow ratings for the diesel are 12,510 pounds, while maximum payload capacity (with the gas engine) is 2,710 pounds.
All King Cab models will allow buyers to decide between a front, three-section bench seat or bucket seats, depending on the trim package. Additionally, King Cab models will come with a rear-seat-delete option to allow fleet customers or private buyers to have a flat rear load floor and separate wall tie-downs to better accommodate cargo. Additionally, Nissan has kept its wide-swing extended-cab doors, which open a full 170 degrees to provide a huge opening for loading gear or passengers.
This new cab configuration will allow Nissan to better compete with other full-line truckmakers. Providing three cabs designs provides options for small business owners and families who need to haul things. Toss in the class-exclusive five-year/100,000-mile warranty and you can see why Nissan is optimistic that it will be a stronger presence in the commercial vehicle market.
We'll be sharing a video of the new cab soon.