X-Class sure to pick up off-road market

X-Class sure to pick up off-road market
WORKHORSE: X-Class Mercedes launches in the UK in January

THE NEW X-Class unites the typical characteristics of a pickup with the classical strengths of a Mercedes: convincing robustness with modern design, impressive off-road capabilities with high driving dynamics and safety, sophisticated functionality and stylish comfort.

The new performance pickup has a comfort suspension with a ladder-type frame, rear multi-link solid axle, front independent wheel suspension and coil springs at both axles. On this platform it enters the market with different design and equipment lines, various drive variants, the largest choice of materials and colours in the segment and an extensive range of accessories developed by Mercedes-Benz which allow for further individualisation.
The X-Class thus meets a wide variety of use cases – from a robust, off-road capable pickup to an urban lifestyle and family vehicle.

It was launched in the European market in November 2017, and in Germany it is presently available at a price from € 37,294.
At the beginning of 2018 the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand will follow, and in early 2019 Argentina and Brazil.

The X-Class has been specifically developed for the changing requirements of the international pickup markets. The demand for mid-size pickups with typical passenger car characteristics and comfort features has been steadily on the rise for years. At the same time, the proportion of pickups for private use is increasing. They are no longer viewed purely as “workhorses”. Mercedes-Benz is the first premium manufacturer to take these changes into account.

The X-Class is aimed at very different customer groups: land-owners and farmers in Argentina, business owners such as building contractors in Australia, families with an affinity for premium products in Brazil, trend-conscious individuals in South Africa or Great Britain, as well as sporty adventurers in New Zealand.

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