Well, whaddya know — there’s a Mercedes pickup truck on the way. On Tuesday, auto giant Daimler, Mercedes-Benz parent company, confirmed rumors that they will begin production of a midsize pickup truck in 2017.
The company released a statement detailing the vehicle, dubbed the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class. Think of it as a luxury off-roader marketed to city dwellers. Daimler is aiming the pickup to wealthy urbanites who may not have previously thought about owning a truck.
“We will open up and change the segment of mid-size pickups – with the world’s first true premium pickup for the modern urban lifestyle”, Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans said in the release. “Our future X-Class will be a pickup that knows no compromise.”
Features include a Ladder-type frame, high-torque six-cylinder engine, and permanent all-wheel drive. It also comes equipped with an electric winch, underride guards and alloy wheels. The high-end version of the truck comes with a V6 diesel engine.
If you want to buy one, we have some bad news for you. Daimler will initially offer the truck just to the European and Latin American markets. There’s no word of a production run for the North American market.
What’s your take on the Concept X-Class?