Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be X-ed due to poor sales and cost


Debuted in 2017, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class was the three-pointed star’s maiden voyage into the light commercial vehicles division in an attempt to diversify its product line up. However, after going on sale for a mere two years, it seems that the premium pick-up truck might be dropped in the near future.

According to Automotive News Europe, Daimler is looking to reduce the group’s operation costs amid revising profit forecast for the fourth time in 13 months. The X-Class, which only sold 16,700 units in Europe, Australia and South Africa in 2018, is on the chopping board due to poor market reception.

Daimler is looking to reduce the group’s operation costs amid revising profit forecast for the fourth time in 13 months. The X-Class, which only sold 16,700 units in Europe, Australia and South Africa in 2018, is on the chopping board due to poor market reception.

The X-Class, which is merely a reskinned Nissan Navara, commanded a high premium over the competition. Despite the Mercedes-Benz exterior image, the outdated cabin design and less than ideal load performance (due to rear coil spring setup as opposed to leaf springs) steered customers away to more capable ladder frame models for their heavy-duty needs.


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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