2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spy photographs

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These are our newest spy photographs of a prototype for a brand new
mid-size pickup truck from Mercedes-Benz. (Earlier photographs confirmed
a check mule.)

The truck will likely be referred to as an X-Class and was previewed final fall
by a
idea of the identical title.

This isn’t a life-style providing we’re speaking about—though
there will likely be lifestyle-oriented variations—however a critical
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 components with the Nissan. The
grille is clearly a Mercedes unit, although. Nissan’s alliance
associate Renault has its personal model of the NP300 Navara referred to as
the Alaskan.

All three vans are attributable to be constructed at Nissan’s plant situated
in Barcelona, Spain, in addition to a Renault plant in Cordoba,
Argentina. Distinct styling and interiors are getting used to
differentiate them.

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 attainable 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 automated transmission. Different
mechanicals included a reside rear axle with spring dampers,
which Mercedes mentioned helps to clean on and off-road driving.

Already a
formidable power within the industrial van market, it seems to be
like Mercedes is now able to make its mark within the gentle truck
phase. Potential rivals embrace the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford
Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok, plus the
aforementioned associated fashions from Nissan and Renault.

We will anticipate a debut of the X-Class in its closing type in late
2017 or early the next yr. Sadly, Mercedes has
no plans to
supply the X-Class in the US at this second.

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