The camouflaged high-class pick-up takes a drive on public roads.
Mercedes-Benz moves into the pickup market later this year when assembly of the X-Class begins at the Renault-Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain. This new video reveals a heavily camouflaged (though seemingly in full production spec) example of the truck on the road in Germany.
For the production version of the pickup, Mercedes’ stylists haven't diverged much from the pair of Concept X-Class pickups from last year. The camouflage here hides the grille, but earlier spy photos reveal a two-bar layout that’s straight from the design study. The headlights are boxier than the sweptback units on the concepts but retain the LED running lights running over the top. At the rear, vertical taillights feature bracket-shaped LEDs.
There are no photos that fully reveal the interior yet, but the concepts indicate that the cabin might be quite posh. While hauling a load of mulch in the bed, a driver could enjoy high-end materials like Nappa leather and polished aluminium trim.
The X-Class rides on the same platform as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan. However, Mercedes claims that tweaks make the truck feel more like a part of the German brand, rather than a badge-engineered product. Top-spec models will pair a V6 turbodiesel and all-wheel drive. The drivetrain would allow for at least an 1,100kg payload and 3,502kg of towing capacity. Four-cylinder engines would power trims lower in the lineup.
Demand for the X-Class in the United Kingdom is so high that the company has been taking reservations for the truck before the production version even premiered.
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