Mercedes has showcased two beautiful concepts of their upcoming X-Class pickup concept at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Production for the models will start later this year and the pickup will be available in both America and Europe.
Here are more details of the car:
|Name||Mercedes X Class|
|Towing Capacity||7,717 pounds|
|Payload rating||2,425 points|
Mercedes Benz X Class Pickup Exterior
Pickup design is something very new to Mercedes, and it is very hard to bring the brand’s signature elegance and class into something that has always stood for brute force. However, the German manufacturer has somehow pulled it off this time, and though it is a concept, the new Mercedes X-Class does look really good.
The car’s front and sides are unlikely to change much upon entering production but the rear may get proper taillights. The more powerful X Class Adventure model gets more ground clearance, off-road tyres, extra body cladding and wider wheel arches.
These new developments are sure to wake up BMW, who are currently in initial stages of developing a similar luxury pickup.
Mercedes Benz X Class interior
The interior of the X Class is typically Mercedes and gets features like premium dual tone seats, signature circular air-con vents and large floating infotainment system. Its cabin is unlikely to change much in the production version.
Mercedes Benz X Class engine, specs
The Mercedes X-Class will likely be powered by 3-4 engine options, including a four cylinder diesel and petrol, and a V6 diesel on the highest trim. These engines will send power to all 4 wheels via a 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system.
The Chassis of the X Class is based on that of the Nissan Navera, which is a result of a billion dollar Mercedes and Nissan-Renault partnership.
Mercedes Benz X Class launch date, Price, production
The Mercedes Benz X Class will start production for Europe, Australia and South Africa markets at Nissan’s Barcelona plant later this year, while that for Latin American markets will happen in 2018 at Renault’s Cordoba plant in Argentina. The car will not come to India.