At this year’s Chicago Auto Show, Nissan added a third cab size to its Titan pickup truck line: the Titan King Cab. While most full-size pickups, like the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-Series, have three cab sizes available, Nissan’s Titan was limited to just the full four-door Crew Cab and standard cab until now.
The new cab size allows seating for six and is available in both the regular Titan and heavier-duty Titan XD pickups, in the same trim levels as the rest of the Titan lineup: S, SV and Pro-4X. Nissan is also touting unique a rear-seat delete option for the King Cab for commercial customers.
The powertrains, too, are the same as the rest of the Titan lineup. Under the hood of the Titan King Cab, you’ll find a 5.6-liter V8 engine that sends 390 hp through a seven-speed automatic transmission. This combo is good enough for a maximum towing capacity of 9,420 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 1,640.
Bumping up to the Titan XD gives you the option of replacing that 5.6-liter gas V8 with a 5.0-liter Cummins V8 turbodiesel. The oil-burner is mated to a heavy-duty Aisin six-speed automatic. Both pickups are available in four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Checking the box for the diesel powertrain will raise the maximum towing limit to 12,510 pounds.
Both the Titan King Cab and Titan XD King Cab will be available this spring. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but expect the regular-duty model to slot between the single-cab and crew-cab models in the low $30K range, while XDs should start around $35K.