These are our newest spy pictures of a prototype for a brand new
mid-size pickup truck from Mercedes-Benz. (Earlier pictures confirmed
a take a look at mule.)
The truck will likely be known as an X-Class and was previewed final fall
idea of the identical identify.
This isn’t a life-style providing we’re speaking about—though
there will likely be lifestyle-oriented variations—however a severe
workhorse with some typical Mercedes luxurious thrown in.
The X-Class is predicated on the rugged body-on-frame platform discovered
within the newest Nissan NP300 Navara, and in the meanwhile the
prototype nonetheless shares some parts with the Nissan. The
grille is clearly a Mercedes unit, although. Nissan’s alliance
accomplice Renault has its personal model of the NP300 Navara known as
All three vans are resulting from be constructed at Nissan’s plant positioned
in Barcelona, Spain, in addition to a Renault plant in Cordoba,
Argentina. Distinct styling and interiors are getting used to
For instance, the inside of the X-Class idea featured the
rotary dial and touchpad controller system discovered within the newest
Mercedes fashions, in addition to premium supplies on the sprint and a
massive infotainment display screen.
It’s doable Mercedes will even use its personal engines for its
truck. The X-Class idea got here powered by a turbocharged V-6
diesel which was paired with an computerized transmission. Different
mechanicals included a dwell rear axle with spring dampers,
which Mercedes mentioned helps to easy on and off-road driving.
formidable power within the business van market, it seems
like Mercedes is now able to make its mark within the mild truck
section. Potential rivals embrace the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford
Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok, plus the
aforementioned associated fashions from Nissan and Renault.
We will count on a debut of the X-Class in its remaining kind in late
2017 or early the next yr. Sadly, Mercedes has
no plans to
supply the X-Class in the US at this second.