Chicago 2017: Nissan Reveals Titan King Cab Option That's Not Just For Passengers

Chris Tonn
by Chris Tonn
chicago 2017 nissan reveals titan king cab option thats not just for passengers

In 1977, Nissan released the revolutionary King Cab option for the Datsun 620 pickup, which opened up 10 extra inches of space behind the front row of seats for people or stuff.

Forty years later, Nissan has revealed the new King Cab for the Titan and Titan XD, joining the Crew Cab and Single Cab options to round out the product line.

Interestingly, the Titan and Titan XD King Cab is offered with a rear-seat delete option, giving extra cargo space behind the front row for the coveted work-truck market.

The Titan and Titan XD King Cabs both have 78-inch-long beds, slotting nicely between the 67 inches of the Crew Cab and the 98.5 inches of the Single Cab bed. Like the other Titans, the only engines offered are the 5.6-liter gasoline V8 in the standard Titan, and either the gas V8 or the diesel Cummins V8 in the Titan XD.

The rear-hinged rear doors open 170 degrees to allow for easy access to the second row — or to your securely stowed cargo if you opted for the second-row seat delete. This could be a great option for contractors who need secure stowage for expensive tools and equipment. When the seat is eliminated, the Titan has a flat load floor and tie down hooks on the rear wall of the cab.

The Nissan Titan and Titan XD King Cab will be available this spring. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

[Images: Nissan]

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  • Tomifobia Tomifobia on Feb 10, 2017

    "In 1977, Nissan released the revolutionary King Cab option for the Datsun 620 pickup, which opened up 10 extra inches of space behind the front row of seats for people or stuff." It was only revolutionary for small pickups. Dodge released their D-Series Club Cab model for MY1973.

    • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Feb 11, 2017

      And the 10" (if that's really how long it was) was only for stuff, no passengers. The first Datsun King Cab with actual passenger space was the 720 pickup in 1980, and that was around 18" long, same as just about every compact/midsize extended cab before or since. Dodge's '73 Club Cab was 18", long enough for two jump seats, but not enough for a full bench. Early models still had the fuel tank in the cab--something I'm pretty sure the '74+ Fords never did. Ford's SuperCab was 22" longer than the regular cab, long enough to put a full bench and advertise 6-passenger seating in a smaller-than-crew cab truck. Plus by the time they started making them, all pickup (non-chassis cab) models had moved the fuel tank under the bed.

  • INeon INeon on Feb 11, 2017

    "And the 10″ (if that’s really how long it was)" tehee

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    • INeon INeon on Feb 11, 2017

      @Drzhivago138 You're killin' me! Thanks for making a slow work morning more entertaining :D

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