Coming to America? The Mercedes-Benz X Class Pickup

Mercedes-Benz X Class

Many reports have surfaced about a midsized Mercedes-Benz pickup truck in our future. A Nissan-based model, the X class, will roll out in Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe in late 2017. However, Mercedes-Benz has been hesitant about launching in the United States because the market has traditionally preferred full-size trucks. With an increase in demand for mid-sized vehicles, that could change. According to Automotive News, that could mean a new production site in the United States as well.

Mercedes-Benz X Class Pickup Interior

The X class features 22-inch alloy wheels, an athletic body, integrated running boards, chromed trim, bed lining options, and will be built for off-roading. On the inside, it’s all luxury. Round air vents, high-quality interior materials, a free-standing hi-res display with touchscreen – it’s adorned with new tech. A V6 diesel engine is to power the X class in its offshore markets, paired with a 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive. The frame, shared with the Nissan NP30/Navara and Renault Alaskan, will be capable of carrying a payload of 1.1 tons and have a towing capacity of up to 3.5 tons. It will also have all the latest driver assistance and safety features.

Mercedes-Benz X Class Pickup

So maybe you didn’t know you wanted one, but now you do? Let us know if you’d like to drive a Mercedes-Benz X class pickup in the United States!