The partnership of Daimler with the Alliance Renault-Nissan in the pick-up fields will probably only present its first product in 2017, but a concept is very likely to appear at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. And the new Mercedes-Benz pick-up shall be named X-Class, according to the site BenzInsider.
The new pick-up will share its component with the Nissan Navara/Frontier and the future Renault Alaskan.
In other words, the X-Class should share most of the technical specification of the new generation Nissan Frontier. It is 5.26 m long, 1.85 m wide, 1.82 m tall and has a wheelbase of 3.15 m. It should be a double cab, as its siblings. While the Renault and the Nissan should use a 2.5 turbodiesel engine that pumps out 140 kW and 450 Nm a 2.5 4-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 130 kW and 244 Nm, the X-Class should use Mercedes-Benz engines, still not revealed.
The production pick-up is expected to be released in Germany in 2017, with worldwide sales in 2018. Apart from a “work” version, it should also have a luxurious version, with typical Mercedes-Benz finishing, in order to appeal to the North American market, notoriously fond of pick-ups.