Are you looking to lend a hand to your neighbours or simply make it out even to the remotest location this winter, then better equip your new 2018 Nissan Titan XD with the new Snow Plow Prep Pacakge.
As it’s obvious from the name and images, the pickup gains the necessary high-capacity, heavy-duty springs for attachment of a plow from five leading snow plow companies. The package is available soon – this fall – on XD Single Cab, King Cab, and Crew Cab models, S or SV trims and can be optioned with any Boss, Fisher, Meyer, SnowEx, or Western plow. Thanks to the package the front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) capacity soars by 575 pounds (260 kilograms), bringing the curb weight up from 4,325 pounds (1,961 kilograms) to 4,900 pounds (2,222 kilograms). For example, snowplows up to 786 pounds (356 kilograms) can be used with the XD Crew Cab S grade.
The only disadvantage is the Snow Plow Package can only be used in conjunction with the V8 gas engine – snow plow buyers will be left unaccompanied by the 555 pound-feet (752 Newton-meters) of torque available on the diesel. The V8 does come with a hefty 390 horsepower (290 kilograms) and 394 pound-feet (534 Newton-meters) of torque. “Following recent years with greater than average snowfall, experts are predicting a wild winter season again this year, meaning there should be plenty of opportunities for individual and fleet snow plow business operators,” said Billy Hayes, division vice president, LCV and Trucks, Nissan North America, Inc.