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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept Unveiling Video

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Concept made its world debut in Paris with much fanfare last month. If you missed the event, the YouTube channel of YouCar shares to us this momentous occasion in a video. Hit the play button below to watch the awesome moment in Mercedes history: In the video, Gorden Wagener, being the Head of Design at Daimler AG who was a key player in the X-Class development, took the floor to explain the styling of their new pickup. He discussed how the new vehicle became the embodiment of “hot and cool.” Wagener began by saying that the Mercedes X-Class mixes beauty with toughness—with the latter being expected from a… Continue Reading »

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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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Mercedes-Benz X-Class: Will It Pass or Fail?

In the automotive scene, there is a lot unpredictability going on. A car can receive a lot of praises when it makes it world premiere only to bomb during its production stage. Mercedes-Benz may be a very successful luxury car brand but it is also no stranger to that phenomenon. With the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class at the Artipelag art museum in Stockholm, Sweden on October 25, 2016, Forbes asks whether the upcoming pickup truck will pass or fail. It should be noted that it is not the first time for Mercedes to make a pickup. In the 70s, the three-pointed star brand already built one based on the W115 platform… 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 Vs Nissan Navara: A Quick Comparison

Mercedes-Benz is finally unveiling its GLT pickup truck on October 25 in Stockholm. That’s what we learned from the teaser the automaker released recently. The Mercedes-Benz GLT is based on the platform used by the Nissan Navarra. Therefore, most people just couldn’t help but compare the two pickup trucks. It should be reminded though that the GLT which will be revealed a few days from now is still in its concept form, so there is a possibility that the production model might be different from the one shown in Stockholm. Nevertheless, let us discuss the similarities and variations of the vehicles based on what we learned so far about the Vision… 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 Pickup Might Fall Under X-Class

More details about the upcoming Mercedes-Benz pickup truck are slowly emerging. According to Autoblog, the auto might fall under the X-Class or Z-Class range. However, the first mentioned name of its range is the most likely choice. The Mercedes-Benz pickup was initially thought to follow the first two letters of its maker’s SUV models. Thus, speculations floated around that it might be called the GLT. However, new rumors suggest that it might be the X-Class or Z-Class. Based on the source, the X-Class name is heavily favored by Mercedes because it makes the truck sound tougher. The letter “X” could be associated with words such as “extreme,” or it could also… Continue Reading »

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