Mercedes-Benz sort of startled its fans when they first announced they are making a pickup truck, but they weren’t disappointed when the company revealed the thing, called Mercedes X-Class, in concept form a while ago. Looks like the Merc Truck truly is the Mercedes of pickup trucks!
Set for market launch some time in 2017 in select markets, Mercedes X-Class will launch in two different variants of Adventurer and Explorer. In this video you will learn what sets these two apart:
Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “With the Mercedes-Benz pickup, we will close one of the last gaps in our portfolio. Our target: we want to offer customers vehicles matching their specific needs. The X-Class will set new standards in a growing segment. We will open up and change the segment of mid-size pickups – with the world’s first true premium pickup for the modern urban lifestyle”, says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “Our future X-Class will be a pickup that knows no compromise. Ladder-type frame, high-torque six-cylinder engine, and permanent all-wheel drive are compulsory for us. As an added value we bring safety, comfort, agility, and expressive design – in other words, everything that distinguishes vehicles bearing the Mercedes star. We will thus appeal to new customers who have not considered owning a pickup before.”