Report: Mercedes-Benz’s new Nissan-based truck could be called X-Class

Mercedes-Benz is known to be working on their first pickup truck ever as the manufacturer sees a potential, booming market for luxurious, high-end open-bed trucks.

Now, CarAdvice down yonder reports the new truck from the Silver Arrow could be called the X-Class. Alternatively, it could also be called the Z-Class.

So far from what we know, the Mercedes’ new pickup is to be based off of the latest Nissan NP300 and Navara, or more or less Asia’s rendition of the Nissan Frontier. This is a given with Daimlers’ fairly recent partnership with Renault-Nissan.

It’ll be geared towards ruggedness and off-road capability, which are two things Mercedes-Benz is capable of. Just look at the Gelandewagen, for instance.

Though unlike Mercedes-Benz’s that we’re used to seeing, the new pickup will be offered in a variety of entry-level forms. It’s specifically to focus the aim of the truck towards affordability, simplicity, dependability, and utilitarianism, since the pickup is a very popular form of transportation for the blue-collar working class of the world.

And elsewhere in the world, Mercedes-Benz isn’t just known for making pompous luxury cars since you can still get several models with cloth seats, faux-leather, cheap plastic, small motors, and minimal equipment and tech.

Speaking of which, the new pickup is anticipated to receive two new diesel options, either a 2.3L turbodiesel four, or an optional V6.

Though, nothing has been confirmed.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: CarAdvice

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

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