First Look At The New Pickup With The Star

Stockholm/Stuttgart – With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class, in Stockholm. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This is demonstrated impressively by Mercedes-Benz with two design variants of the concept car. The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer illustrates that the future X-Class will possess all the strengths of a classic pickup – tough, functional, strong, and with off-road capability. The Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer goes a step further and shows what will distinguish the pickup bearing the Mercedes star.

Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS, 2016

Gorden Wagener (Head of Design Daimler AG), Dr Dieter Zetsche (Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars) and Volker Mornhinweg (Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans) at the reveal of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS.

With the pickup, Mercedes-Benz Vans will expand its product range with a fourth model series. At the same time, the brand bearing the three-pointed star will become the first premium manufacturer to occupy the promising segment of mid-size pickups.

Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS, 2016

Design sketch

“We will open up and change the segment of mid-size pickups – with the world’s first true premium pickup for the modern urban lifestyle,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “Our future X-Class will be a pickup that knows no compromise. Ladder-type frame, high-torque six-cylinder engine, and permanent all-wheel drive are compulsory for us. As an added value we bring safety, comfort, agility, and expressive design – in other words, everything that distinguishes vehicles bearing the Mercedes star. We will thus appeal to new customers who have not considered owning a pickup before.”

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