After releasing a teaser video for the upcoming Mercedes-Benz X-Class, the brand with the three-pointed star logo recently announced that the pickup will debut on July 18. Though it won’t be available in the United States for now, Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche said anything is possible in the future. Mercedes enthusiasts from U.S. should start crossing their fingers.
Although the video wouldn’t reveal any specific details about the pickup’s styling, it did show a more reserved front fascia. The teaser showed that the traditional-looking bumper and grille would have chrome trim, as well as other elements of the car such as the side window trim, roof rails, rear bumper, running boards, and bed-mounted sports bar.
It is also easy to promise that the pickup will pack LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights.
What We Know So Far
Mercedes isn’t too much of a snub to leave its loyal clients unhappy. The German company did reveal that the X-Class will be based on the platform used on the Nissan Navara pickup. Don’t worry, Mercedes promised that the X-Class will be making use of Mercedes powertrains and Mercedes body work and interior designs.
Then, it will have a 4Matic 4WD system and a suspension system designed by the Mercedes engineering team. Although there are no details yet on the engine specs of the X-Class, it is expected to pack both four- and six-cylinder turbodiesel and gasoline engines. A package from AMG will surely make the pickup truck sportier.
The X-Class’ main competitors are the Volkswagen Amarock, Ford Ranger, and Toyota HiLux. Like those three, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup will fall under the premium pickup segment.