Mercedes-Benz reveals its Concept X-CLASS Pickup Truck
Mercedes claims it to be the first truly premium pick-up you can buy, and this concept version points at what it will eventually look like when it hits the market in 2017.
With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This will make Mercedes-Benz the first premium manufacturer to account for the changing customer requirements in the global segment of mid-size pickups, and it will make the tough one-ton pickup with seating for up to five persons the first to be attractive as an urban lifestyle and family vehicle.
“The Concept X-CLASS design variants interpret the hallmark brand design idiom of our SUVs in a most expressive form, and embody the dichotomy of our design philosophy: they are hot and cool”.
Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG
This type of vehicle is a niche product in the UK and Europe growing in popularity, but a much larger sector in the US, where makers compete to deliver the most powerful and luxurious pick-ups.
The pickup bearing the three-pointed star comes in two design variants. 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. The X-Class will be a true Mercedes from the hallmark brand design and comfort to the driving dynamics and safety.
Like all Mercedes vehicles, the pickup will be distinguished by exemplary safety. Modern driver assistance systems based on cameras, radar and ultrasound sensors will support and relieve the driver in many situations, and in so doing equally enhance safety and comfort. The X-Class will also set new standards in the segment with regard to connected life. Thanks to the communication module with on-board SIM card, it will be possible to use the extensive Mercedes me connect services.
Source / More on: Daimler.com
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