Video: Preview of 2018 Mercedes X Class Pick Up

Posted: July 8, 2017 in Car Reviews, Luxury Cars
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Mercedes-Benz is giving the world the first glimpse at its upcoming X-Class pickup in a new video. The 2018 X-Class will share components with the Nissan Navara pickup and use the NP300 platform courtesy

of an agreement with Renault-Nissan. The midsize X-Class pickup was last previewed by two concepts at the Geneva motor show this year, named Stylish Explorer and Powerful Adventurer, that indicated what a Mercedes-Benz pickup could look like.

The “world’s first premium pickup,” the X-Class will actually skip our pickup-friendly market entirely, a competition for other Pick ups like: Volkswagen Amarok and the Toyota Hilux in other areas.

Mercedes is said that the X-Class will be aimed at off-road functionality rather than being a luxury road cruiser, and this means a live rear axle and a transfer case with reduction gears. Only V6 engines (V6 turbodiesel too) will power the X-Class

 A big part of the reason is production has not started in Spain and Argentina, is  the chicken tax will make it prohibitively expensive to sell in the U.S.  The X-Class will be revealed globally on July 18 and production is expected to start  in 2018.

 

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