Nissan Has Created the Ultimate Truck for BBQ Enthusiasts

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Nissan “Smokin’ Titan” has debuted at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

Designed to take barbeque to a whole new level, the Smokin’ Titan pickup features a fully integrated in-truck-bed smoker and mobile kitchen. Nissan says it’s a world’s first, with the Titan featuring a custom flatbed with a built-in Lang BBQ smoker and an abundance of features for any chef.

The project started its life as a Titan XD Gas King Cab and began its transformation with the addition of a custom CM Truck Beds aluminum flatbed. This allowed space for three food prep stations, each with a Partner Steel aluminum double burner prep stove, along with a Churrasco Brazilian Wood cutting board. Easily accessible thanks to a step up from the flat bed is a Teton Steel custom 24×24 sink and water storage system. If cold storage is a priority, the sink and water system can be swapped out with a Yeti Cooler.

Located in the second row of the King Cab is an ARB 50-quart Fridge Freezer and Slide, which was added to the backseat along with a custom built spice rack.

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The best part of the project however, is located inside the custom trailer behind the truck. The factory bed was removed from the Titan XD and a B&S Custom trailer was fitted to prevent heat from affecting the truck, since food smoking can create heat up to 600 degrees. The custom bed-trailer features a pair of Nissan Titan Boxes as lockable dry storage, while a B&S Custom sliding tray was designed to easily slide the smoker in and out of the bed. When the smoker isn’t in use, the whole trailer can be secured with a steel Diamondback SE Tonneau cover.

Nissan then decided it had to give the Smokin’ Titan a fitting appearance, applying an IF Signs Custom Flame wrap to the exterior. It also rides on 20-inch Icon Alloy Alpha wheels, wrapped with 275/25/20 Nitto Terra Grappler tires.

Look for the Nissan Smokin’ Titan to make several appearance this spring and summer at outdoor adventure shows and exhibitions.

“With its available innovative bed features, lockable TITAN boxes, Rockford Fosgate premium audio system and luxurious interior, the Titan XD is a fantastic tailgating truck as is,” said Billy Hayes, division vice president, LCV and Trucks, Nissan North America, Inc. “But the incredible enhancements made to convert a stock Titan into the Smokin’ Titan – a built-in smoker, stove and spice rack – make it a dream for those who love to spend time with friends and family smoking meat, as I do myself.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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