The new 2018 Nissan Titan King Cab coming soon. Nissan has not tasted much success in pickup truck segment so far and rivals like Ford and Toyota have succeeded in grabbing majority of market share in both light and heavy duty truck segments. But, the Japanese car maker is no longer in the mood to lag behind the rivals in this segment, as is clear from its latest moves.
The Nissan Titan lineup is finally getting a new variant- the King Cab. So, 2018 Titan and Titan XD models will get build styles like single cab, crew cab and King cab. It is equivalent of GMC Double cab or Ford Super cab and Ram Quad Cab models. It was exhibited at the Chicago auto show 2017 where the model was a show stealer.
2018 Nissan Titan King Cab – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
Styling wise, the 2018 Titan King Cab gets most things right and it looks quite enticing. It will be sold in three trim levels- S, SV and Pro-4X. The King Cab comes with rear-seat delete option- a segment first choice for the buyers. This also makes the vehicle more lightweight eventually. This also enhances amount of dry space in cabin. The rear-hinged half doors swig backwards.
This is unlike what you get in rivals from stables of Ford or Toyota. However, the back seat is not ideal for tall adults. While S and SV trims have space for 6 passengers, for pro-4X it is limited to 5 passengers. Nissan has provided additional storage under the seats. All King Cabs get 6.5-foot bed. The PRO-4X is a bit wider and it gets special 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and all-terrain tires. It gets Hill Descent Control too.
2018 Nissan Titan King Cab – Powerful Engine and Performance
The Nissan Titan King Cab 2018 get powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine making 390 hp. The XD version gets a 5.0-liter diesel Cummins V8 making 310 hp. The engines are paired with a 7-speed automatic or 6 speed automatic gearbox. Maximum towing capacity for the King cab half ton is 9,410 pounds and payload is 1,640 pounds. The diesel XD gets 12,510 pounds towing capacity. Fuel economy is not spectacular but it is not bad either.
The 2018 Nissan Titan King Cab will get equipped with top safety features and lots of amenities. For S trim, there is a Convenience & Utility Package. SV trim can be laden with a Towing Convenience Package. It can also be equipped with a Comfort & Convenience Package which brings in Fog lights, Automatic on/off headlights, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Auto-dimming rear view mirror, 2 Zone Automatic Temperature Control etc. The PRO-4X Convenience Package adds Leather seats with contrast stitching, heated steering wheel, Auto-dimming rear view mirror, Nissan Connect etc. This trim can also be clubbed with a Utility and Towing Package as well as a Luxury Package.
2018 Nissan Titan King Cab – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The exact pricing of 2018 Nissan Titan King Cab is not known. However, it is likely to be upwards of $32,000. It will be released in late 2017 though fixed release date is not known. The 2018 Nissan Titan King Cab is an important vehicle for the Japanese car maker, for sure. With the King Cab in Titan lineup, Nissan is attempting to woo the buyers from rivals like Ram 1500, Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500.
The powertrian choices are good enough and Nissan offers extensive customization through various packages for each of the three trims in the lineup. The 2018 Nissan Titan King Cab has less rear seat space but that should not be a deal breaker for most buyers. Overall, it is a capable truck with good features and performance. With competitive pricing, Nissan can expect to get more buyers for the King Cab variant of 2018 Titan pickup.