Here's What the Mercedes-Benz GLT Pickup Truck Could Look Like

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

There’s a Mercedes-Benz pickup truck coming and it could look like this.

Last month a leaked roadmap revealed that the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck, rumored to be called the GLT, will arrive in 2017. In June, spy photographers caught a prototype testing that suggested the Mercedes pickup could use the Nissan Navara as a platform. Based on the early spy photos, it appears Mercedes will widen the existing Navara and will share a lot of Nissan’s architecture underneath.

SEE ALSO: Mercedes Pickup Truck Coming in 2017, According to Leaked Road Map worked with digital artist Tobias Büttner to come up with what we believe the Mercedes-Benz GLT pickup truck could look like when it bows in 2017. Naturally it will carry over styling cues from the existing GLE SUV, but with a more rugged look, while retaining the signature Mercedes-Benz front end. Expect it to be stylish yet aggressive with a hint of off-road design throughout.

It is believed the Mercedes-Benz GLT pickup is being designed for the European, Australian, South African and Latin American markets, although the German automaker is considering the U.S. It could also save on tariffs by producing the model at Nissan’s plant in Mexico.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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