Mercedes-Benz X-Class, the 3-point star pick-up, will be revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

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.

Renaut-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.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.