Mercedes-Benz seeks Nissan’s help to build ute

Mercedes-Benz seeks Nissan’s help to build ute

New Mercedes-Benz pick-up will share Nissan underpinnings.

Mercedes-Benz seeks Nissan’s help to build ute
Mercedes-Benz seeks Nissan’s help to build ute – the Mercedes-Benz pick-up will share many components with the new Nissan Navara.

As we reported last week Mercedes-Benz has committed to having a pick-up in its line-up by 2020, now comes news that the German brand will link up with Nissan to make it a reality.

Reuters reports that Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz parent company) will expand its cooperation with Nissan with the midsize utility set to share some of the underpinnings with an all-new Nissan pick-up (the new Nissan Navara/NP300).

The Mercedes-Benz pick-up will even be built by Nissan in Argentina.

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said its crucial Mercedes-Benz enters the pick-up market as soon as possible.

“Entering the rapidly growing segment of midsize pickups is an important step in continuing our global growth path,”

“Thanks to our well-established partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, we are able to drastically reduce the time and cost to enter this key segment.”

In other Mercedes-Benz news; World Car of the Year award for Mercedes-Benz C-Class and check out pricing and specification details for the new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake.

Joel Helmes