Pre-production version of a pickup Mercedes will show in autumn 2016

Mercedes-Benz has officially confirmed the development of a pickup truck, backed up his words with a teaser image of the future trends. The first in the history of the brand serial pickup should appear by the end of 2017 (originally it was about 2020), and his promise to show a concept version of the fall of 2016 at the motor show in Paris. As the name options for the model are considered X-Class and Z-Class. The development of the car involved in a division Mercedes-Benz Vans, so at first it was assumed that the basis of the pickup chassis lies minivan Vito 3 generation, but later it became known that the “truck” borrow from Nissan Navara. As powertrains cars get only diesel engines. The base will be the 2.3-liter diesel engine with 188 hp (450 Nm), and located 255-strong “six” (550 Nm) at the top of the scale. The drive will complete, but the plug-in model in the initial versions and constant at the top. It is possible that the car will receive AMG-package, however, only a visual – a full-fledged “charged” version does not plan to create. Interior Decorating future pickup from Mercedes-Benz will be at the level of car models (it is expected that it will perform in the Compact MPV-style B-Class) with all the attributes of premium cars. But the manufacturer promises to release more utilitarian version of the saloon easily washable materials. It is remarkable, but the key markets for the future Mercedes pick-up in companies see Australia, South Africa, Latin America and Europe. Compete with pickups in North America, the Germans do not plan to. Releasing new product will be on one of the company’s Nissan plant.


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