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To help high­light its “Call­ing All Ti­tans” ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion, Nissan built a heav­ily cus­tom­ized

Ti­tan XD for the Amer­i­can Red Cross to aid with dis­as­ters. The Ul­ti­mate Ser­vice Ti­tan, which started out as a Ti­tan XD Mid­night Edi­tion with a Cum­mins 5.0L V-8, boasts a mo­bile com­mand cen­ter, first aid unit, and ex­ten­sive stor­age, as well as a cus­tom 4-foot–length­ened frame and B&S Cus­tomiz­ing Con­queror bed box.

That rear­most part of the Ti­tan XD is where it re­ally gets in­ter­est­ing. A couch, desk, mo­bile kitchen, gen­er­a­tor, and so­lar pan­els help it be­come the ideal place to host dis­placed res­i­dents and man­age re­lief and re­cov­ery ef­forts. The com­mand cen­ter also in­cludes a SnoMaster re­frig­er­a­tor—in­tended to store blood for emer­gency de­liv­er­ies to hos­pi­tals—and plenty of first aid sup­plies. More stor­age is lo­cated up top, where a Rhino Rack Pi­o­neer tray sys­tem and Pel­i­can gear cases re­side. A wrap­around awning ex­tends from the roof rack, ex­pand­ing the Ul­ti­mate Ser­vice Ti­tan’s us­able room to the out­doors.

Nissan also gave the truck an aptly named Ti­tan Fuel Tanks 75-gal­lon unit, help­ing ex­tend its range in sit­u­a­tions when fuel isn’t read­ily avail­able. There’s also ex­ten­sive Baja De­signs light­ing, rugged Ad­dic­tive Desert De­signs bumpers, and a Warn ZEON front­mounted winch. Fur­ther­more, Hell­wig sway bars and an auto-lev­el­ing helper air sus­pen­sion are in­cluded.

The Ul­ti­mate Ser­vice Ti­tan is also fit­ted with an Icon 3-inch sus­pen­sion lift kit, which is cur­rently avail­able through Nissan deal­ers as a fac­to­ryau­tho­rized ac­ces­sory. This kit fea­tures ad­justable­height coilovers, tuned specif­i­cally for the Ti­tan XD, to im­prove ride com­fort and ground clear­ance. Com­plet­ing the un­der­body pack­age are Icon Re­bound wheels and Nitto Ridge Grap­pler rugged-ter­rain tires.

The Ul­ti­mate Ser­vice Ti­tan was on dis­play at the 2018 Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Auto Show, but not be­fore it made its de­but at the Mi­ami Beach Fire De­part­ment. The re­gion, which has been stricken be­fore by dev­as­tat­ing hur­ri­canes and other dis­as­ters, makes for the per­fect place to in­tro­duce such a rugged, hard­work­ing re­cov­ery ma­chine.

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