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Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck Will Be Named the GLT

A Daimler executive revealed that the official model name of the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will be the GLT. The information was provided by none other than the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division, Volker Mornhinweg, to Car Magazine. It should be noted that Mornhinweg is also the one at the helm of the three-pointed star brand’s pickup truck project. That explains why he was the one who unveiled the plans for the new product of Mercedes to the press and why he has been the one speaking about it a lot lately. The exec explained that the reason for the development of the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck was global market expansion. However, he told… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Might Offer its New Pickup Truck in the US

When plans for the new pickup truck of Mercedes-Benz was announced, the original targets for the vehicle were the markets of Europe, Australia, Latin America, and South Africa. Noticeably missing in the list was U.S. who has a big heart for pickup trucks and SUVs. However, according to Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz USA is considering the addition of the vehicle in its list of products. Quoting the interview of Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon with the source, he commented, “We said to Stuttgart, ‘We are open, and let us assess the market.’ If that leads to us saying ‘green light,’ then we will bring it.” Although the CEO does not have the official figures yet to… Continue Reading »

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Will the Mercedes Pickup Truck Look Like This?

When news about the development of the Mercedes pickup broke out, the guys at TopSpeed immediately went to work in order to come up with a rendering of what the truck might possibly look like. The image above just shows their amazing concept of the vehicle. According to the source of the Mercedes pickup truck picture, the rendered photo used a couple of the styling features found on the Mercedes GLE Coupe with a utilitarian twist similar to the Mercedes vans. But, since the subject was a Mercedes pickup truck, the design starting at the rear passenger area of the vehicle going all the way to its back end was morphed a bit. It appeared to follow the form of… Continue Reading »

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Official: Mercedes-Benz Pickup in the Works

Mercedes-Benz recently revealed its plan to develop a luxury pickup truck. The project was unveiled by Voker Mornhinweg in Germany through a life-size clay model, according to Wall Street Journal. Based on the report, the Mercedes-Benz pickup will have an estimated carrying capacity of 2,200 pounds. The power of the vehicle will be provided by a four- or six-cylinder engine. Looking at the picture, the design appeared to have some of the styling elements of the GLA-Class and the brand’s vans. The article stated the cabin of the truck will be able to hold up to four passengers, and it will be adorned with opulent leather seats with chrome furnishings…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Aksaray plant reaches 200,000-truck milestone

We love manufacturing plant milestones, and the latest one’s just in for Mercedes-Benz as the Aksaray, Turkey plant just rolled the 200,000th truck off its assembly lines. The milestone was graced by the presence of Dr Wolfgang Bernhard along with other top executives of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Mercedes-Benz Trucks chief Stefan Buchner noted the key role that the Aksaray facility plays in Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ production network. After all, there were 17,000 units sold by Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Turkey last year, and the country is the third-biggest truck market for the brand, surpassed only by Brazil and Germany. The plant has been making trucks since 1986, and since then, Mercedes-Benz has invested some €310 million… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog Goes to the War Zone

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is as tough as it looks. It is the reason why numerous armed forces worldwide prefer to use this behemoth for the transport of their troops and equipment in skirmishes. This month, it was revealed that the German government just approved the delivery of 40 units of its pride and joy to the northern area of Iraq. This good gesture aims to support the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in their fight against the growing global threat brought about by the ISIL or ISIS militants. According to DefenseNews, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated during a special session in the German parliament on September 1 that their course of action would not only help alleviate the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 Self Driving Demo

The life of a truck driver involves a lot of stress. Truck drivers have to watch out for the traffic, comply with delivery schedules, miss a lot of family time, and juggle with additional responsibilities that may be required from them at work. The combination of the said factors often lead to exhaustion even before they reach their destination. Not to mention the fact that they still have to drive the massive vehicle back to their headquarters after delivering their merchandise. In an effort to lessen the stress of future truck drivers, and ensure their safety above all, Daimler has developed the world’s first-ever self-driving truck. At the 65th IAA… Continue Reading »

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