Sharing components with the Nissan Navara pick-up and Renault Alaskan, the X-Class is Mercedes-Benz’s first ever pick-up truck model. Actually, we used to admire the concept version of this pick-up in October last year and recently, the German luxury brand has given the world the first glimpse at official version of its forthcoming X-Class.
The X-Class is Mercedes-Benz’s first ever pick-up truck model
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Up front, the X-Class gets a GLS-style grille with prominent horizontal bars, LED headlights, a tall hood and a front bumper with a silver skid plate. Moving further back, the pick-up features curvaceous bodywork, metallic window trim along with a new set of alloy wheels. At the rear, it comes with bulging fenders, vertical LED tail lights and chrome door handles.
The Mercedes X-Class still features an off-road capacity rather than a sleek and glossy look
Despite being billed as the “world’s first premium pick-up”, the Mercedes X-Class still features an off-road capacity rather than a sleek and glossy look. Therefore, a turbodiesel V6 engine is likely to drive the X-Class. Besides, the four-wheel drive may join together an electronic traction system, a two-speed transfer case and differential locks on the center shaft and rear axle. The whole system will send power to the axle with the most grip, and both differentials can be locked for extreme off-road functionality.
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Mercedes will get its X-Class pick-up truck to market on July 18. Once launched, it will duel with the likes of the Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok.
Now, take a look at teaser video of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class: First of a new kind – Teaser