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Will the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Hit the US Market?

The production version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is slated for a 2017 release. The concept model of the Mercedes pickup was just unveiled on October 25, 2016 at the Artipelag art museum in Stockhold, Sweden. According to Mercedes, the X-Class is only targeted for the markets of Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia. Now why is the U.S.A., the country with the biggest demand for pickup trucks, not included? As mentioned in our earlier report, Forbes warned Mercedes to think carefully when it comes to the US market where a luxury pickup truck will likely fail, basing on the lessons learned from the Lincoln Blackwood, Cadillac Escalade EXT, and Chevrolet Avalanche. Still… Continue Reading »

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5 Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class

As earlier speculated, the new Mercedes-Benz pickup truck is named the “X-Class.” So it’s not the “GLT” as many sources have called it. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class was just revealed at the Artipelag art museum in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Here are the things we learned from the launching of the X-Class: 1. Styling The Mercedes X-Class Concept may share the same platform with the Nissan Navara, but the new pickup truck of Merc distanced itself from its counterpart in Nissan in terms of styling. The X-Class incorporates the combination of sporty and luxurious design language of its maker. The Mercedes pickup truck carries over many elements of the three-pointed star brand’s C-Class… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLT Video Teaser Released

Mercedes-Benz confirmed through a teaser that it will finally unveil its new pickup truck concept. Called the Mercedes-Benz GLT, the video said the vehicle will make its world premiere on October 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. The new Mercedes pickup truck is based on the platform of the Nissan Navara but with the signature aesthetics of three-pointed star brand. Based from the tidbits of information shown in the teaser, the frontal half of the GLT appears to follow some of the aggressive styling elements present in the SUVs of Mercedes. When news of the GLT began to surface last year, people were divided about what to expect from the pickup. Some predicted that Mercedes might follow… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Launched Construction Vehicles At 66th IAA

Mercedes-Benz presented a fleet of two-, three- and four-axle chassis, tractor units and tippers for the construction industry and ancillary trades at the 66th IAA International Motor Show. These models showed that Mercedes is ready to feature vehicles that are technically innovative and have advanced customer-oriented capacities. At the center of the fleet is the Arocs, a specialist construction vehicle that is available in two-, three- and four-axles with drive configurations from a 4×2 to an 8×8. The Arocs line covers all range of vehicles needed for building contractors. It has an Arocs Loader tractor unit and concrete mixer, as well as an Arocs Grounder for frequent off-road use. Standard… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Krone Develop Highly Efficient Semitrailer-Tractor

Mercedes-Benz Trucks and trailer manufacturer Krone worked together to develop this combination of trailer and tractor within the concept of “integrated approach,” aimed at reducing CO2 and reducing fuel consumption. This integrated approach involves everyone—commercial vehicle manufacturers, body/tyre suppliers, logistics companies and political decision-makers—in the haulage sector to play a part in reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emission of up to 20 percent compared to existing combinations. The basis of such a comparison was a 2014 standard semitrailer-tractor combination that was able to save up to 14 percent on fuel. Mercedes-Benz and its partners launched that first Efficiency Run last year. The development efforts of these two companies bring customers… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog Voted as the Best 2016 Cross-Country Vehicle

Rugged terrains, slippery paths, harsh weather, shallow river crossing and other extreme environmental conditions, it does not matter because the Mercedes-Benz Unimog can conquer them all. Recently, the Unimog was awarded the “Cross-Country Vehicle of the Year” under the “special-purpose” category by “Off Road” journal. According to Daimler, Off Road conducted a poll to determine the winner the best cross-country vehicle of the year. There were 12 categories that include the special purpose vehicles segment. There were 126 vehicles to choose from, and a total of 85,080 votes were cast by readers. The Unimog stood out in the special-purpose vehicles category, bagging nearly half of the votes. It had 43.3 percent votes in… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Expands Its Intelligent Platform Strategy for Trucks

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses, proudly revealed that their strategy for their trucks is working well. As a result, they are taking it further and planning to expand the program. Among the strategies being carried out by Daimler Trucks are coming up with innovative technologies, having efficient drive systems, improving their autonomous driving features, and strengthening the company’s global presence despite already being the leading truck manufacturer worldwide. According to Daimler, is offering uniform electrics/electronic architecture (E/E), chassis and cab for its trucks. Bernhard said that the standardization will bring about quick availability and first-class quality… Continue Reading »

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