Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the first premium pickup truck with two design variants – Concept X-Class powerful adventurer and stylish explorer. They will be launched in late 2017. Japanese automaker Nissan will manufacture the X-Class at its plant in Barcelona, Spain, for sale in the European, Australian and South African markets, while Renault will produce the luxury pickup at its factory in Cordoba, Argentina, for sale in Latin America.
Dressed in elegant white metallic paint, Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class stylish explorer features the distinctive front with massive powerdome on the hood and headlamps extending far into the wings. The flared front and rear wings make room for a wide track and large tyre/wheel combinations for tough off-road use. 22-inch light-alloy wheels with a contrasting anthracite chrome finish give the Concept X-Class stylish explorer a towering and superior stance.
The second car, Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class powerful adventurer, focuses on the classic traits of a pickup. Wrapped in a lemonax metallic paint finish, it boasts brand’s hallmark SUV radiator grille with two louvres, front and rear underride guard, wing claddings, and matte carbon wheel arches additionally underscore the superior off-road aesthetics. An electric winch at the front and a metal hook at the rear are further indications of the toughness and power of the future pickup.
Customers of the X-Class will opt for different equipment scopes to customise the exterior and interior. In addition, the premium brand will develop a special range of accessories for the pickup, for example bed covers and various styling elements.
The concept car will be powered by a V6 diesel in combination with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive. The high-torque engine will provide high driving dynamics on the road and off the road. The all-wheel-drive system will combine an electronic traction system, a transfer case with reduction gear, and two differential locks. The traction system and the electrically operated on-demand differential locks channel the power to where traction is best. Under extreme off-road conditions, the rear differential and the inter-axle differential can be locked. This will make it possible to safely master difficult obstacles and inclines.