Mercedes-Benz’s first ever pickup truck has been caught on video, wearing what appears to be a production ready body.
Called the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, this new premium pickup truck from the company is actually based on the Nissan Navara NP300. It was official teased as a concept model last year, with the official launch expected to happen later this year.
A development mule of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class was caught on camera undergoing road tests in Germany, wearing heavy camouflage. Despite that, the Nissan Navara outline is visible, especially when viewed from the sides. The front end looks almost production-ready, with a large taped spot in the centre of the grille, presumably for the Mercedes-Benz emblem. LED daytime running lights is visible through the camouflage as well.
The new model appears to be exclusive to European countries for the time being, though there is a strong demand for such trucks in the Asia Pacific region. Mercedes-Benz did not rule out the possibility of introducing the X-Class in this region.