Just a couple of days ago, Mercedes Benz revealed that they have a X-class pickup truck ready to hit dealership stores.
As promised, the company revealed those models at an event held in Sweden.
The truck revealed in the pictures are said to be a concept model. Mercedes did confirm that they are very close to the production version and may not undergo any major changes before it reaches its target audience. The pickup concept brought Sweden to the limelight and it looks as stylish as one would expect from the brand. They have confirmed that it will be available for purchase before the end of 2017. The auto brand is aiming to make is a versatile and a practical utility vehicle.
In terms of design, the car shares a lot with the Nissan Navara and the Mercedes AMG GT. The front fascia of the model is highly inspired by the AMG variant. And, the obvious Navara references come from the fact that Mercedes has signed a partnership deal with Nissan to build this pickup truck. Both companies will share their respective technologies in order to make it a possibility.
The chassis and the platform is nearly the same as the Navara. Benz uses its proprietary powertrain, features and the style factor is borrowed from different models that the company is known for. “I am really not a fan of having blank spaces in our portfolio. The decision to launch a pickup truck emerges from this fact. We don’t want to leave things untouched and this is the best timing to bring one. It will also be the fourth model to our list of vans available,” said Dieter Zetsche, cars chief at Mercedes Benz.
Under the hood, the car will be powered by a 3.0-liter Bluetec turbodiesel V-6 engine. It will be a six-cylinder engine and uses an all-wheel drive setup. Mercedes has proposed two different styling variants– the stylish explorer and the powerful adventures. As the name suggests, the former is all about looks and it has low profile tires, stylish wheel design, monochromatic exterior and has fancy LEDs. The powerful adventurer has a winch, stubby tires for rugged roads and has body cladding for additional production.
Mercedes will offer both models as a five-passenger crew cab which comprises of full-sized doors. They offer great interior space for the passengers and has a short truck bed. More details of the pickup truck will be available in the third quarter of 2017.