It first appeared on the stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit a couple of years ago, and now the rollout of the Nissan Titan XD pickup line is complete with the delivery of the 2017 Nissan Titan XD King Cab body style.
We first saw the new Titan XD in the Cobo Center in Detroit and its new design had us thinking of a couple of previous full-size pickups had been melded together to form this one. It was the first delivery from new truck man Fred Diaz who came over from Ram to lead the pickup endeavors at Nissan. The new King Cab models simultaneously arrive on both Titan and Titan XD model lines to complete the showroom.
The King Cab is the tweener model between Crew Cab and Single Cab variants and offers seating for up to six and has wide-opening rear doors for easy loading. The rear seat can be deleted for commercial applications and there is a flat floor to accommodate all types of cargo. Titan and Titan XD each offer three cab styles and three bed lengths along with a range of trim levels and equipment packages as Nissan seeks to play in the big leagues of the pickup segment. Our recent tester was the 2017 Nissan Titan XD King Cab SV in 2WD with the gasoline V-8 engine and 6.5-foot bed length.
This was our first Titan XD tester with the gas motor as previous visitors arrived with the new Cummins V-8 engine unique to the XD lineup. This 5.6-liter gas engine has been upgraded from the Endurance V-8 under the hood of the first generation Titan pickups and delivers more power in the form of 390hp and 394 lb. ft. of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and manual shift mode on the shifter stalk. With the gas engine, the Titan XD can tow up to 11,380 lbs. and has a max payload capacity of 2,710 lbs.