Mercedes is entering the pick-up game, and from the most recent reports, it appears like it’ll come a lot quicker than anticipated. Benz’s van chief Volker Mornhinweg, states the German automaker is slated to unveil its debut pickup truck– in concept type a minimum of– prior to this year. That means we might see it at the Paris Motor Show in October.
The project is a result of Daimler’s collaboration with the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The collaboration has currently cause joint manufacturing operations in Mexico and the sharing of powertrain technologies. The pick-up program is slated to grow from the NP300 Navara, a truck that Nissan produces Europe and other markets. The Japanese automaker is anticipated to provide its proficiency gathered from producing models like the Frontier and Titan.
Reports hypothesize that the model could be called the X-Class (following the model of the V-Class van), however we might quickly see it identified the GLX as well, depending upon how Mercedes wants to position it. The bigger concern on our mind is whether we’ll see the Silver Star pickup on American roadways.
If Mercedes sticks to the similar formula it has with the Sprinter van, it could deliver the pickup to the United States partially put together and complete the procedure Stateside so as to prevent the dreadful Chicken Tax. It might build them from start in Alabama if it follows the lead of some of its own crossovers. It could additionally have Nissan construct the truck on its behalf in Mexico. Or it could, like the Volkswagen Amarok, remain the heck from dodge entirely.