The Mercedes Pickup Truck Is Finally Here, Sort Of

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Luxury Truck Is Finally Real

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Luxury Truck Is Finally Real

We'll drive the new X-Class in October and the first United Kingdom customers will get their cars before the end of the year but to whet our appetites, Mercedes has given us a passenger ride around a test track and over some challenging off-road terrain in its first ever pick-up truck.

The new Mercedes X-Class Pick-Up has been revealed as Mercedes take the Nissan Navara and created the first Posh Premium Pick-Up.

Mercedes-Benz will be hoping to capitalise on the current high demand for pick-ups. At the same time, the number of pickups for private use is increasing. The X-Class is being positioned as a rugged, all-terrain pickup but also as a vehicle for urban lifestyles and families. The entry and mid-range models will receive Nissan's 2.3-litre turbo diesels which deliver 120kW and 403Nm of torque for the Pure and 140kW and 450Nm for the Progressive. LED lamps mounted on the rear of the cabin can also illuminate the bed at night.

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class will go on sale in Germany by November 2017 at a starting price of 37,294 (approximately Rs 27.60 lakh).

Mercedes has designed the X-Class to perform well off-road, continues the mag, with all versions equipped with "low-range gearing" for driving up steep surfaces.

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So what can those engines do? Able to tow up to 3.5 tonnes, it can also pull a trailer containing three horses or an eight-metre yacht. On first impressions, you'll notice the modern Mercedes styling, with a large two-tier grille cementing it as a Merc product, with a large three-pointed star badge in the middle.

And while Australian cars won't arrive until early next year, Mercedes-Benz executives told CarsGuide they've been flooded with customer enquiry, with Aussies who have registered their interest already numbering "in the thousands".

To say the X-Class looks unlike any Mercedes to have gone before it is a given, but special attention was paid to making Benz's new ute look wide and tough to ensure it appeals to its toolbox-lugging target market.

The latest in connectivity will enable owners to check their vehicle's fuel level and location and navigate door to door.

The pickup also has driver assistance safety systems such as lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition and automatic emergency braking as well as access to the brand's internet connected vehicle services. For those not content with a simple reversing camera, a 260-degree camera can be specified.

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