Mercedes Pickup to be Built by Nissan

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Mercedes Pickup to be Built by Nissan

Nissan will reportedly build the first Mercedes-Benz pickup truck.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Mercedes-Benz pickup will be based on the Nissan Navara architecture and Daimler will provide technology, including four- and six-cylinder powertrains. The two people familiar with the situation that spoke with the Wall Street Journal did say that discussions between both automakers are at an advanced stage, but details are “still being worked out.”

SEE ALSO: Mercedes Plans Midsize Pickup Truck for 2020

As expected Mercedes declined comments on speculation about future projects, but earlier this month the German automaker did confirm it’ll launch a midsize pickup truck before 2020. The company is aiming to compete in the European, Latin American, Australian and South African markets. According to Mercedes, the pickup will be developed and designed by the Mercedes-Benz Vans division and Daimler has made no decision whether it’ll be available in the U.S.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • Grumpycarguy

    Oh. My. God.

  • whateverdude

    Lol

  • craigcole

    You know what this sounds like? Heresy, that’s what.

  • Grumpycarguy

    I don’t think it’s so much heresy as it is panic.

  • Matthew

    Well by my knowledge, if Nissan is building it we can expect unreliability. Not quite sure how this benefits Mercedes.

  • Mike

    Mercedes isn’t exactly reliable for the past decade at least. I wouldn’t trust either manufacturer.

  • Preston Allen

    It looks like a Nissan Titan with an MB star on the front. Why not just make a G-Wagon in a pickup version? “Daimler will provide technology, including four- and six-cylinder power trains.” A 4 banger in a truck like that? rofl I’m sure the orders will be pouring in.

  • Onry1 .

    U’d thing they would have learned their lesson from the Chrysler debacle…

  • Bob Sargeant

    The first Benz I drove was a ’61 back in ’67. I still own a Benz. I also currently own a working Chevy 1500 Z71. You will not see me in the queue to buy one of these stuck sheise Boutique Boulevardiers.

  • snarky

    who in their right mind…

  • thedad

    i was just in the philippines and this segment is big there. Mitsubishi makes a mid size pickup that you see everywhere but they dont import here. Not sturdy enough for us but fine for many other parts of the world

  • jpf578

    They will role in. Other countries use these vehicles far different than we do in the U.S. Many of the MB tractors in other countries pull the same size trailers as the Peter Builts and Macks here. And if you really think about it, most pickup truck owners in the U.S. never carry more than groceries.

  • jpf578

    Exactly!

  • Gregory Fritz

    I currently own two Mercedes E-class (2011 Sedan, 2015 Coupe). I’m in the market for a big truck, most likely a Toyota Tundra crew cab – there is no way I would even consider a Nissan truck with a Mercedes star on the front. MB is really starting to disappoint me lately.