Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the production version of the X-Class, company’s brand new midsize pickup truck. It’s built on a platform that is shared with the Nissan Navara, which is expected to come to the United States as the next Nissan Frontier.
The X-Class will be available in several trim levels and several powertrain options. Germany and other markets will have a choice of two 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engines, a gasoline engine, or a range-topping V6 diesel. There will be manual and automatic transmission choices.
Is this also a preview of what the next Nissan Frontier will look like? We don’t know if the X-Class and the Frontier will share any body panels, but expect the X-Class exterior and interior appointments to be unique to Mercedes. The overall dimensions, wheelbase, and proportions should be very similar between the two.
The X-Class is rated at a maximum payload of 2,200 lbs and a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 lbs. We do not know whether the next Frontier will have capacities close to the X-Class that will be available in Germany, South Africa, and Australia, and South America.
Mercedes will begin the slow roll out of the X-Class starting in Germany at the end of this calendar year. Currently, there is no plan to bring the X-Class to the U.S.
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Since we cannot get the X-Class in America, we will have make do with trucks like this Sprinter-based dump truck.