The Navara based truck will arrive before the end of the year.

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specification details of its first pickup truck, the X-Class.

The Nissan Navara-based truck is available £38,350 excluding VAT in X 350d trim, complete with a diesel V6 engine. All UK vehicles are in doublecab configuration, with 4Matic permanent all-wheel-drive and Dynamic Select, 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission.

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The 350d comes exclusively with the Power trim only, and benefits from painted bumpers with simulated under guard in chrome; a rear bumper in chrome with integrated step; fog lights with chrome surround; shoulder line trim strips in chrome; LED high-performance headlights with cleaning system; LED tail lights; electrically folding exterior mirrors; and keyless go, all as standard.

In addition to that list of standard features, there's also eight-way electrically adjustable and heated driver and front passenger seats, a leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles and cruise control, Artico leather and Dinamica microfibre upholstery, and an Artico leather dashboard with topstitching, complimented by an aluminium interior trim. It is also offered with 18-inch six-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in himalaya grey and with heated washer fluid jets as standard.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class X250 d

Safety features include driver and passenger airbags and thorax bags,window bags on the A-D pillar and a driver knee bag, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist (radar-based autonomous emergency braking), Traffic Sign Assist, Hill-Start Assist, Downhill Speed Regulation, a Thatcham anti-theft security package, and a load securing rail system.

Another key feature of the car it the 4Matic permanent all-wheel-drive system, which offers selectable driving modes. In 4Mat mode the vehicle automatically manages the force distribution; in the 4H (High Range) mode a low locking effect of the interaxle differential is presented; while in the 4L mode (low range) the truck is adapted for driving on steep slopes or muddy roads.

Also selectable is the transmission, thanks to the Dynamic Select controller, which offers Eco, Comfort, Sport, Off-Road, and Manual modes.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class X250 d

A 20 CD infotainment system is offered as standard, with seven-inch high definition screen, rotary controller with touchpad, Bluetooth audio and media interface, with DAB digital radio and pre-installation for Garmin MAP PILOT included, along with Mercedes' Me Connect standard services, featuring call automatic emergency response, breakdown, and maintenance management.

Comand Online can be added from £1,470 excluding VAT, while Garmin Map Pilot can be added alternatively for £405 excluding VAT.

Deliveries of the X-Class are set to begin in November.

Gallery: 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class X250 d