The X-Class pickup concept has been revealed by the german car maker at an event in Stockholm, Sweden
The new Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class is the latest showing from the company’s Vans division. With the X-Class, Mercedes aims to combine the best of both worlds – a tough workhorse, which a pickup should be, and a luxury car, just like a Mercedes. More importance has been giving to the driving dynamics of the vehicle.
The concept X-Class was shown in two variants – powerful adventurer and stylish explorer.
The stylish explorer is the more comfortable and stylish pickup and is meant mainly for urban runs. However, it still comes with massive tyres on 22-inch wheels. On the inside, it gets high-quality material like any other Mercedes. A mix of leather, wood trims and aluminium trims have been used with a warm colour scheme.
The powerful adventurer is supposed to be the tougher of the two. Towering above all at 1.90 metres, the pickup comes with massive wheels, huge ground clearance, cladding, underside guard, black wheel arches and even a winch in the front. Being a Mercedes, on the inside, the vehicle gets high-quality material like nappa leather. However, it has a bold colour scheme.
The pickup comes with remote connectivity via a smartphone and a high-resolution central display with a central controller and a multifunctional touchpad. It can also be controlled via gesture control. Camera, radar and ultrasound based safety systems will be present along with various driving assistance systems.
The X-Class will be based on the Renault Alaskan and the Nissan Navara. It will be powered by a V6 diesel engine or a four-cylinder diesel engine from the Navara. The powertrain will send power to all four wheels all the time via the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Electronic traction control and two differential locks will help when the vehicle goes off-road. The pickup will have a payload of 1 ton and a towing capacity of 3.5 tons. Driving dynamics and comfort has been given importance.
The production version of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class is being targeted at people who use pickup trucks a daily city runabout and for weekend trips. Some customers would also use the vehicle for a few adventures while some will use it as a utility vehicle. The target markets are Europe, Australia, Latin America and South Africa.
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup will be launched by the end of 2017. It will be manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Spain and Renault’s plant in Argentina.
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