The great Mercedes-Benz has uncovered the X-CLASS Concept pickups in Stockholm, Sweden. It comprises of two outline variations, the Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer, and the Concept X-CLASS Stylish explorer.
The designers did their best to unleash the monster in a beautiful cage. The marketing strategists targeted farmers who needed a strong and rough & tough, and family class who needed a style with comfort.
Mercedes-Benz gives a concrete outlook, The X-Class: The first premium pickup with two design variants.
The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer shows 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 differentiate the pickup bearing the Mercedes star. The X-Class will be a true Mercedes brand design and comfort to the driving dynamics with safety.
The brand bearing the three-pointed star will turn into the premium maker to possess the promising portion of medium size pickups. Daimler AG will make invest huge money in the new model arrangement when of the market launch. It will be available in late 2017 under the name Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The key markets will be Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and Europe.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board & Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “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 X-Class will set new standards in a growing segment.”
Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans : “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, 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.”
The uncommonly built suspension with wide axles, a five-link rear axle with curl springs, and an absolutely adjusted spring/damper set-up will guarantee a high ride comfort in any conditions and any type of roads. It will absorb the bumps in a better way, making it a perfect fit for the urban environment.
V6 diesel and 4MATIC
A variety of engine types will be available. The top-of-the-line model will be powered by a V6 diesel in combination with 4MATIC and permanent all-wheel drive. The high-torque engine will provide high driving dynamics on the road and off the road.
Comfort and value appeal.
A host of interior components that customers know and appreciate from the C-Class and V-Class will be found in the X-Class – from the perfectly finished high-quality materials and the infotainment system to the ergonomic seating comfort. As a result, the pickup will offer the “welcome home” feeling typical of the brand and define a new level of comfort and value appeal in the segment of mid-size pickups.
Mercedes’ customers know and admire the C-Class and V-Class styled interior will be found in X-Class. The perfect high-quality finish, classy materials, infotainment system and comfort seating will make the X-Class pick up feeling typical of the brand, and gives a new level of class and value the mid-size pickups.