As promised last week, the new Mercedes-Benz pickup known as X-Class was finally unveiled today in its production version. The world premiere actually took place just minutes ago in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the key markets targeted by the German manufacturer.
Sales will begin in November in Europe. South Africa, Australia and New Zealand will follow at the beginning of 2018, as well as Argentina and Brazil a year later.
Unfortunately, while the pickup truck segment in North America keeps expanding with more luxurious models, Canadians likely won’t have the opportunity to buy an X-Class.
So, we won’t go into too much detail, but you should know that Mercedes-Benz will offer a selection of three designs and equipment variants, 4- and 6-cylinder engines, 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrain options, as well as 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic transmissions. Production will start at the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, and at the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, thanks to a partnership between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.