Mercedes-Benz joins pickup truck fray with the X-Class
A premium truck is joining the herd of workhorses.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled not one, but two pickup truck concepts. The midsize trucks will bear the badge X-Class. Powerful Adventurer may be more recognizable to diehard pickup truck drivers, while the Stylish Explorer will offer a premium ride with versatility for an active lifestyle.
Automotive News is reporting the X-Class will share underpinnings with the Nissan NP300/Navara and Renault Alaskan. They say it will be built by Nissan in Spain and by Renault in Argentina.
Automotive News reports key markets for the X-Class include Europe, Latin America and Australia. They say whether the truck will be sold in the United States is still being decided.
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is expected to go on sale next year.