2018 This is Mercedes-Benz's new Premium Pick-Up Truck Redesign - Mercedes-Benz has introduced its new premium pick-up vehicle: the fashionable, smooth X-Class. The midsize vehicle features permanent all-wheel drive as well as high-torque V6 engines, and also is set to hit markets in Europe and also South America late 2017. (No, the United States is out that checklist.) There are two significant versions of the truck, one focused on off-road usage and also the other highlighting Mercedes' costs stylings.
2018 This is Mercedes-Benz's new Premium Pick-Up Truck Redesign
"With the Mercedes-Benz pickup we will certainly close one of the last spaces in our profile," said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche in a press statement. "The X-Class will certainly set brand-new standards in a growing segment."
Both X-Class variations look unmistakably like a Mercedes-Benz (you 'd recognize even without the badge) but included a couple of distinguishing attributes. The off-road concentrated model (called the "Powerful Traveler") has a greater ride-height as well as ground clearance, along with added defense on the wheel arcs, an electrical winch at the front, and a metal hook at the back. While the extra cultured "Trendy Traveler" model has even more of an SUV really feel to it, with cleaner operating lines, flared wheel arches, and 22-inch light-alloy wheels. Both, naturally, have all the usual technological extras, consisting of a main touchscreen display screen "much like a smart device" as well as "modern chauffeur assistance."
As a distinctly superior vehicle, the X-Class may look unusual to United States consumers, however Mercedes-Benz is counting on the broadening appeal of the pick-up truck market to own sales. The company states vehicle chauffeurs aren't just seeking a mechanical workhorse anymore; they desire an automobile that could do task for both "personal as well as business usage," connecting the gap between metropolitan as well as city usage.
Potential customers cited by Mercedes-Benz consist of "households with an active lifestyle and a fondness to premium items," and also "effective travelers that reside in a metropolitan setting." (Otherwise referred to as abundant people and rich people.) And also in spite of the refined look of the X-Class, it's certainly got power, with the automobile's robust ladder-type framework providing it a haul capability of more than 1.1 bunch as well as a pulling capability of around 3.5 loads.
The X-Class will be readily available in European, Australian, and South African markets in late 2017, and afterwards in Latin American nations the following year. The firm noted that "while a Pick-Up is under consideration for the US market at some point, no timeline is offered for a decision to be made."