The Mercedes-Benz X-class which will be the carmaker’s first pickup truck will be unveiled in production form of 18 July 2017. The German giants also revealed a video teaser of the new pickup truck.

Mercedes had earlier previewed the model in the form of two concepts, namely, the Powerful Adventurer and the Stylish Explorer. The new Mercedes X-class pickup has been developed in what is said to be a three-way joint venture with parent company Daimler’s alliance partner RenaultNissan.

The X-class is therefore said to be based on a similar ladder-frame platform as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan and will be produced alongside its sister models across plants in Spain and Argentina.

The new teaser video reveals the design which features trademark Mercedes-Benz styling touches, including a traditionally-styled grille with a centrally mounted three-point star emblem. It also gets the company’s latest headlamp lineage.

Mercedes is claiming a load-bearing capacity ranging between 1,100 kg and 3,500 kg, depending on variants. The X-Class pickup truck will also pack in LED tail lamp, an infotainment system, circular AC vents with automatic climate control, in addition to a number of safety and driver assistance systems including radar as well as ultrasound sensor based technologies.

The X-class will be offered in a range of four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. This was hinted after Autocar spotted that both early concepts used petrol V6 motors.

Publish date: July 10, 2017 3:18 pm| Modified date: July 10, 2017 3:38 pm

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