Mercedes-Benz is prepped and able to reveal its X-Class, a
mid-size pickup truck previewed final fall by a
idea of the identical title.
The reveal is coming July 18 and to construct pleasure Mercedes
has launched a teaser video that gives just a few glimpses on the
The video, plus our
spy pictures of prototypes, suggests the manufacturing X-Class
will likely be a bit extra butch than the glossy idea. The brief clip
additionally reveals a chunky sports activities bar behind the cabin in addition to
LED taillights with a vertical sample.
This isn’t a life-style providing we’re speaking about however a
critical workhorse full with a stay rear axle. Underpinning
it’s the rugged body-on-frame platform discovered within the newest
Nissan NP300 Navara. Nissan alliance accomplice Renault has its
personal pickup based mostly on the platform, dubbed the Alaskan.
Nonetheless, the Benz truck needs to be a bit extra luxurious than the
customary pickup choices on this class. Or will it? A few of
immediately’s vans are rolling examples of pricey extra. A
top-spec pickup has extra leather-based than your common E-Class,
and, fortunately, sufficient cupholders to maintain your crew from
calling a riot.
Sadly, Mercedes will not promote the X-Class in the US,
at the very least for now. You’ll be able to thank prohibitive taxes on
pickups made outdoors the nation. Manufacturing for the X-Class is
confirmed for vegetation in Barcelona, Spain and Cordoba,
Potential rivals embrace the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger,
Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok, plus the aforementioned
associated fashions from Nissan and Renault.
Keep tuned for the reveal.