Mercedes-Benz's First Pickup Truck is Debuting This Month

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

SEE ALSO: Mercedes Rules Out X-Class Pickup for North America

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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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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  • Cromicacid Cromicacid on Jul 09, 2017

    Durability and Mercedes is something that DOES NOT go hand and hand. If anyone is thinking they can use this new "X" class for work (to earn money) they are delusional. You will end up having to go to work just to pay the bills needed to repair this "truck." I am not just bashing benz here. If Audi and BMW did this I would say the exact same thing about them. Leave the Truck business to Ford, GM, Dodge, and Toyota. We don't need another useless player entering the Truck market.

  • Thedad Thedad on Jul 10, 2017

    Basically a Mercedes powered Nissan. It should be reasonbly priced then with less electronic gizmos.