LAST week Land Rover unveiled its emergency response Discovery that’s set for duty with the Red Cross in the Austrian Alps, but you can always count on the Americans for a little one-upmanship to take things to the next level.
Nissan USA has partnered with the Red Cross to create the Ultimate Service TITAN, a mobile command centre and first-aid unit armed with the supplies required to conquer any obstacle. The specialised vehicle was donated to the Red Cross in South Florida, where it will assist first responders during critical times of need.
The base Titan XD Midnight Edition Crew Cab is powered by a Cummins 5.0-litre V8 turbo-diesel engine and features a heavy-duty ladder-frame chassis. To that extended chassis, a Conqueror Campers body has been bolted on to form the base of the mobile command centre.
Features inside the Conqueror body include Goose Gear Custom Interior, Pelican professional gear cases for first-aid supplies, a desk, a couch, a mobile kitchen, a generator, solar panels, Wi-Fi, and a wrap-around awning. A SnoMaster refrigerator is included to store blood, while additional storage is available on top via a Rhino Rack Pioneer Tray.
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The Titan’s underpinnings are beefed up with a three-inch lift using Icon Vehicle Dynamics coil-overs, which is a Nissan-approved accessory available for Titan through Nissan USA dealers. The rolling stock is completed with alloy wheels (also from Icon) and Nitto Ridge Grappler rubber.
Other off-road-oriented accessories include a Stealth bumper by Addictive Desert Designs that mounts a Warn Zeon winch and LED lighting from Baja Designs; while a custom fuel cell holds 285 litres of diesel to ensure supply during times of emergency.
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“No matter the conditions, a Titan fights to do what it takes to help those in need,” said Fred DePerez, vice president, North America LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America, Inc.
“Built on the foundation of a rugged Titan XD Diesel – and with aftermarket accessories from some of the most reputable companies in the industry – the Ultimate Service Titan ensures that Titans of the community are able to get anywhere, at any time, with the tools they need to get the job done.”
Nissan does not officially import the American-made Titan pick-up to Australia, but it is available here from specialised companies such as Performax and American Vehicle Sales.