At this year’s Paris Motor Show (October 1 – 16th), Mercedes-Benz is rumored to unveil a pick-up truck, most likely under the X-Class name. There are said to be three variations of the truck whose body will be based off of the Nissan Navara truck. The engines will be Mercedes’ own with a four-cylinder, six-cylinder and gas/electric hybrid.
Mercedes is looking to have two main cabin options for the various markets it will serve. One with a rugged cabin for commercial use and a luxury option with familiar MB comforts like those seen in the GLA, GLE and G-Class SUVs.
Mercedes-Benz van chief Volker Morhinweg says “Don’t expect to see a fat cowboy truck for North America” and without a plan for Mercedes to build it stateside we most likely won’t see it, but there’s always a chance that they’ll move forward if the X-class does well and create a larger truck based on the GLS SUV.
“We will enter this segment with our distinctive brand identity and all of the vehicle attributes that are typical of the brand with regard to safety, comfort, powertrains and value,” Dieter Zetsche – Mercedes-Benz
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