Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck Will Be Unveiled in 2017

Giancarlo Perlas July 28, 2016
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A spy shot of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT pickup truck.

While BMW is preparing to reveal its own pickup truck range, Mercedes-Benz has already scheduled the unveiling of its pickup truck in 2017. The Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will be carrying the GLT name and it will be tagged with a 2018 model year.

As reported earlier, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT will be based on the platform used by the latest Nissan NP300 Navara. Based on what Diane Tarr, Mercedes-Benz Vans managing director in Australia, hinted last year, the GLT will carry a more premium feel, technology and performance patterned after the standards of Mercedes. Then it will have a five-seat capacity.

According to Carscoops, the GLT will come as a double cab in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. There is no official confirmation yet if it will be offered in North America but Tarr said that it is also aimed at that market.

The report claimed that the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will probably be equipped with four and six-cylinder engines. The power units of the model will be available in petrol and diesel variants.

Tarr suggested that the diesel unit might be a V6. It will possibly have an output of 190 kW with 620 Nm of torque. The other drivetrains will carry over the available engine options found in the passenger cars of Mercedes based on Tarr’s interview.

Watch the Mercedes-Benz GLT Spy Video

Check out the spy video of the prototype model of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT below, which was shared through YouTube by walkoART:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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