2019 Work Truck Show: Nissan Titan to Work for Habitat

March 06, 2019 by Chad Kirchner

Nissan’s newest Titan will go to work for Habitat for Humanity in Dallas after debuting Tuesday at the 2019 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The Ultimate Work Titan is a four-wheel-drive 2019 Titan XD Midnight Edition with a 5.0-liter Cummins diesel engine. The heavy-duty crew-cab truck is built for onsite work such as building construction. It’s lifted with an Icon lift kit, a dealer-available option on all Titans. It’s also equipped with Nitto off-road tires.

The new truck is the second in a series of three. Nissan’s first Ultimate Service Titan, unveiled in October, went to the American Red Cross. The final truck will debut in May and go to the National Park Foundation.

Longtime relationship

The Ultimate Work Truck is just part of a longstanding relationship between Nissan and Habitat for Humanity that began following the damage caused in 2005 from central Florida to eastern Texas by Hurricane Katrina.

“We started with a donation of 50 trucks,” Nissan spokesperson Jeremy Meadows told Trucks.com. “Since then we’ve donated 150 trucks to Habitat.”

The Ultimate Work Titan was designed around Habitat’s specifications. “We asked Habitat what they would want if they had a clean slate to design a truck,” Meadows said.

Nissan Ultimate Work Titan

The bed of Nissan’s Ultimate Work Titan is equipped with a movable Bedslide 2000 Heavy Duty system. The truck also has a secure Decked storage unit with a toolkit. (Photo: Chad Kirchner/Trucks.com)

The automaker also spoke with construction site supervisors who said they wanted off-road capability, a mobile office-like interior and a bed loaded with tools, ladders and lockable storage.

The final product boasts a bed equipped with a movable Bedslide 2000 Heavy Duty system and a secure Decked storage unit with a complete toolkit inside. Commercial-grade lockable tool boxes are installed along the sides for additional storage.

A table saw, chop saw, chainsaw, air compressor and drill kit are stored in the bed. A Zamp 2,000-watt power inverter and Rigid extension cords provide additional power and maneuverability alongside the 110-volt power outlets in the bed and the cabin.

Nissan Ultimate Work Titan

A laptop is within easy reach of the driver in Nissan’s Ultimate Work Titan.. (Photo: Chad Kirchner/Trucks.com)

Mobile office

The rear seats have been removed to accommodate a custom desk and file-storage system and a computer stand that fits a 13-inch laptop and printer. The space can be used for completing paperwork, phone calls or work breaks.

The truck also features 14 cup holders and a Fender premium audio system.

“These (specialized) trucks help keep the Titan relevant,” said Stephanie Brinley, an analyst at IHS Markit. “It’s not far off from Mopar doing a one-off truck.”

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