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Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute makes official debut

Australia-bound Mercedes-Benz ute coming to Australia next year…

Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute makes official debut

Mercedes-Benz will be hoping the new X-Class pick-up/ute range will help it significantly increase sales for its commercial vehicle division.

Officially unveiled overnight (albeit still as a concept), Mercedes-Benz has already confirmed that the one-tonne ute will enter production in 2017 and the X-Class is confirmed for Australia.

Sharing many of the underpinnings of the current-generation Renault-Nissan ute (Nissan Navara), the X-Class will be built with the assistance of Renault-Nissan in Spain, while models destined for South America will be produced by Renault in Argentina.

In taking the covers off the new offering, Mercedes-Benz said the X-Class is the first premium pickup that will combine the best of two worlds – the concept was shown in classic pickup form and as a more fun/people focused offering.

The car company saying the X-Class will be targeted at a wide variety of potential customers, from families with an active lifestyle, to adventurers, tradies and farmers.

While power is expected to come from a choice of four-cylinder or V6 diesel engines (final details are yet to be confirmed).

Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute makes official debut
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class will cater for a wide variety of customers/applications.

Dr Dieter Zetsche, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, says the X-Class will arrive at just the right time.

“With the Mercedes-Benz pickup, we will close one of the last gaps in our portfolio. Our target: we want to offer customers vehicles matching their specific needs.

“The Mercedes-Benz X-Class will set new standards in a growing segment.”

We will keep you updated with more info on the Mercedes-Benz X-Class as it comes to hand.

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Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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