Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Technology

Mersedes-Benz is building a pick-up truck: The X-Class Concept!

 (picture nydailynews.com)


This is the first picture of what might be Benz entry into the pick- up market in 2017 in Sweden.
As promised, Mercedes-Benz rolled out a pair of concepts for its upcoming X-Class pickup truck line on Tuesday. The two concepts are the “stylish explorer,” a more luxury-oriented pickup aimed at filling the role of urban lifestyle vehicle and the “powerful adventurer: a sportier, raised-suspension truck to cater more toward the off-roading outdoorsman.
Through a partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the X-Class will be based on the same platform as the Nissan NP300 Navara and the Renault Alaskan. Mercedes said the vehicle into production by late next year and it plans on selling it in Europe, South America, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. There are no plans to introduce the X-Class to the truck-friendly North American market, but the German automaker hasn’t ruled it out a U.S. debut down the road.
Mercedes isn’t gunning for the rough and tumble truckers of the world who are hauling heavy payloads on a daily basis, but rather those who prefer to use their trucks like crossover SUVs, those who want to feel large and in charge but more likely to use the rear bed for transporting groceries than worksite supplies. And, not for nothing, the lifestyle-oriented GMC Sierra is the fourth best-selling truck line out there, so there is a market.
Source: Daimler

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