Mercedes-Benz has, rather interestingly confirmed that their pickup truck, the X-Class, will indeed make it to the production phase. According to Mercedes-Benz UK, early demands for the X-Class are so overwhelming that they’ve resorted to launching a reservation service for the seriously interested.

For a small refundable sum of £1,000 (est RM5.5k), customers can begin placing their orders on a dedicated website. The X-Class is the result of a joint venture between Daimler AG and Nissan-Renault, which means the luxury pickup truck will share the same underpinnings as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaska.

What’s concrete for now is that the X-Class will be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel driving all four wheels. Apparently, Mercedes-Benz have also shortlisted a few four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines for the entry level variants. The V6 boasts a payload of over 1,100kg and a towing capacity of 3,500kg!

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be produced at the company’s plant in Barcelona late this year, while deliveries begin as early as 2018. If this comes to Malaysia (which we think it will), you can bet it’s going to fly off the shelves.


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Matthew H. Tong
A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.