German automobile manufacturer Mercedes Benz is known for building luxury vehicles. Mercedes also manufactures utility vehicles, including trucks and vans. The German manufacturer now intends to bridge the gap between the two with the new X Class pickup truck.
Mercedes hopes to attract the growing market for pickup trucks by combining their expertise in building utility vehicles with the luxurious driving experience of their mainstream vehicles. The X Class features a ladder frame chassis and will be available in rear-wheel drive configuration with an option for an all-wheel drive system.
Mercedes will also offer the X Class with a range of engine options, ranging from a 187bhp 2.3-litre diesel engine to a 255bhp V6 diesel engine. Mercedes will also bring all of its safety tech to the X Class along with the posh luxurious flourishes that is standard in every Mercedes passenger car.
The X Class will be capable of carrying a 1.1-tonne payload and haul 3.5 tonnes. Mercedes has given enough grunt to the X Class to justify its workhorse credentials as well. Mercedes has announced the X Class for a number of international markets but hasn’t announced any plans to make the car available in India.