Mercedes-Benz’s First Pickup Truck is Debuting this Month

Mercedes-Benz’s First Pickup Truck is Debuting this Month

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the X-Class pickup will be unveiled on July 18, 2017.

Touted as the “first of a new kind,” the Mercedes X-Class was previewed last year with a concept of the same name and will be based on the Nissan Navara. When it launches, it will be offered in European, Asian, and South American markets, which means it won’t be available in North America. The company believes the pickup is too small for American shoppers.

Expect more details to be announced on the X-Class when it’s introduced later this month, but the range-topping model should feature a V6 diesel engine under the hood. The truck will also have 4MATIC all-wheel drive, a transfer case with low-range gears, and two lockable differentials.

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Mercedes previously announced the X-Class will be rated to tow around 7,000 pounds and haul 2,200 lbs of payload.

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