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DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
2018 TITAN King Cab Model Lineup
The King Cab returns Nissan to a segment it created in the U.S. in 1977 with the introduction of the original Datsun 620 King Cab. The 2018 TITAN King Cab is marked by its available 6-person seating, wide-opening rear doors and available ''rear seat delete'' options that is ideal for commercial use with its flat floor and secure in-cab storage space.
The TITAN King Cab is offered in 4x4 and 4x2 drive and three grade levels S, SV and PRO-4X each with a standard 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine and 7-speed automatic transmission.
The King Cab body features a roomy cab with a choice of front split bench seat or front bucket seats (standard on PRO-4X, optional on SV grade). A 60/40-split fold-down rear seat with flip-down center armrest is also standard. Heated front seats are available with PRO-4X and SV grade, along with optional heated and cooled front and heated rear seats on PRO-4X.
The King Cab also offers a first-in-segment ''rear seat delete'' option, which removes the rear seat, rear heater duct and rear roof-mounted assist grips and adds a flat rear load floor and rear wall finisher with tie-down hooks.
Aggressive Style, Smart Utility
The TITAN half-ton builds on the foundation of design innovation established by the original first-generation Titan full-size pickup, including bed and cab features that are now industry standard, and the rugged workhorse sensibility of the TITAN XD.
The 2018 TITAN half-ton has the same aggressive style of the TITAN XD, but is built on a completely separate chassis and is about a foot shorter in wheelbase (139.8 inches versus XD's 151.6 inches). At 228.1 inches in length, it is 14.7 inches shorter than the larger TITAN XD (242.8 inches). TITAN and TITAN XD share the same cabs, and both offer similar ruggedness, durability and innovative interior, bed and driving aid features.
The TITAN half-ton's exterior design was created at Nissan Design America in La Jolla, Calif. The design's focus on improved aerodynamics incorporates a front spoiler, roof and tailgate spoilers, front tow hook hole cover, underbody covers, rear tire wind deflectors and a seal between the cab and bed.
The TITAN half-ton also includes an Active Grille Shutter, which helps reduce drag by closing the grille opening behind the radiator when a large amount of airflow is not needed (based on coolant temperature, vehicle speed and air conditioning system pressure). Available exterior features include LED headlights and taillights, signature Daytime Running Lights, puddle lamps, and step rails for cabin and bed entry/exit.
A Full-Feature, Multi-Functional Interior
TITAN half-ton designers focused on enhancing utility and on making the interior easy to use through an improved layout of switches, driver controls and storage spaces. The Crew Cab interior offers ample storage, including 2nd row underseat storage with a locking lid for added security, along with an integrated foldout flat floor.
For all body styles, relocating the shift lever to the steering column (from the previous-generation Titan center console location) puts controls within easy reach and creates a huge center console large enough to hold a computer tablet with case or a 15-inch laptop without giving up rear cupholders and 2nd row climate control vents.
The standard front and rear Zero Gravity seats help maximize posture positioning for enhanced comfort during long distance driving. Heating and cooling front seats are also available, along with a choice of water-repellant fabric or durable leather-appointments. Heated front and rear seats are available in both cloth and leather trim levels.
All switches are now grouped by function type, and location is based on frequency of use. Other convenient interior design features include seven assist grips, console-side map pockets, 12-volt and 110-volt power outlets (in addition to the bed), Remote Engine Start2 with climate control function, and Rockford Fosgate premium 12-speaker audio system (availability varies by body style and grade level). The special attention to detail even includes moving the glove compartment handle to the left hand side for easier access by the driver.
The premium grade instrument panel includes a combination of analog and digital gauges, along with a 5.0-inch color display and available NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Services with 7.0-inch color monitor (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).
Special attention was also paid to reducing the intrusion of noise and vibration into the cabin. Like the TITAN XD, the TITAN half-ton utilizes laminated front side glass. Engine noise isolation and body sealing was also improved versus the previous generation Titan design.
Smooth, Efficient 5.6L Endurance® V8
Every 2018 TITAN half-ton is equipped with the advanced 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, rated at 390 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm and 394 lb-ft of torque. The engine utilizes Nissan's VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology, which combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to provide high performance and crisp response. Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve, rather than using the traditional method of controlling intake with a throttle valve, and valve timing and opening with non-variable camshafts.
The Endurance® V8 also features Direct Injection Gas (DIG) technology, which provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control. An 11.2:1 compression ratio is provided by a special piston design, aiding overall engine efficiency and performance, and a Multi Control Valve (MCV) assists in managing the engine's thermal efficiency better than a traditional thermostat. Helping handle the engine's power and torque is a heavy-duty 7-speed automatic transmission tuned exclusively for TITAN.
Nissan TITAN 4x4 models feature a transfer case designed to ensure maximum power distribution in every gear. It distributes torque to both ends and provides four-wheel drive when added traction is needed on snow, ice, sand, mud, muck, dirt, water, gravel whatever the job site presents.
Durable off-road performance has also been emphasized, with features such as Hill Descent Control (PRO-4X only), Hill Start Assist, Brake Limited-Slip Differential (BLSD) and electronic locking rear differential. An off-road gauge uses accelerometer data to calculate the vehicle's pitch and roll angles.
Every TITAN half-ton also utilizes a durable chassis design, starting with the fully boxed, full-length ladder frame. The front suspension is a double-wishbone design, while a rigid rear axle suspension utilizes hefty leaf springs and leaf bushings, along with twin-tube shock absorbers. Hefty stabilizer bars are utilized front and rear. PRO-4X models feature Bilstein mono-tube off-road shocks. Also available is an Electronic Locking Rear Differential. Hydraulic cab-mounts help isolate occupants from the chassis.
The 2018 TITAN half-ton rides on 18-inch steel or aluminum-alloy wheels or 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/75R18, 265/70R18, 275/60R20 all-season or 275/70R18 all-terrain tires. Black-painted 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are offered with the Midnight Edition Package.
Braking is provided by a 4-wheel disc system with 13.78 x 1.2-inch front/13.58 x 0.8-inch rear ventilated discs front and rear with hydraulic power assist. The high brake fluid pressure generated by an electric pump assists brake pedal force for a confident feel. Responsive steering is provided by a rack-and-pinion steering system.
Towing and Hauling Informed and In Control
Like the TITAN XD, the TITAN half-ton offers cutting-edge available towing, utility features and driving aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights. It offers an available maximum towing capacity of 9,740 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 1,950 pounds when properly equipped.
Also assisting trailer hook-ups is the RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides. The available Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3 provides a composite ''bird's eye'' view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with parking and pulling in and out of tight spaces. The system also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD), which helps alert the driver to detected moving objects such around the vehicle via an on-screen notification and warning chime.
The TITAN half-ton also includes a range of other available advanced driving aids, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Front and Rear Sonar System and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).