If you’re in the dark, let us help you understand. Nissan and Mercedes-Benz made a deal to share the Nissan Navara underpinnings for the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class you have been hearing about for a while.
And as a result, the internet was buzzing and they said that the X-Class is nothing but a body kit on a Nissan Navara with some luxury. Although they might share the same underpinnings, the two are radically different.
Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle boss ‘Volker Mornhinweg’ said that the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is the brand’s first pickup truck and it is on a totally different level than the Nissan Navara. He also mentioned that the X-Class is unique and unlike any other pickup truck you have seen before thanks to the massive amount of work done to it.
“We knew what had to be done. A hell of a lot of work, but we learned from our SUV experience,” he said. Mornhinweg also included that the X-Class features impressive handling characteristics and that you can “hardly feel the difference between off-road and on-road. I wanted a precise line through corners, and it has crisp handling – you can feel what the car is doing.”
Interestingly enough, Klaus Benzinger “vehicle lead engineer” also said that the company stopped testing the X-Class against competitor pick-up trucks because they felt it was too advanced and that the driving dynamics couldn’t even be compared to any other premium vehicle in the segment. According to them, It’s that good.
If you love the Mercedes-Benz X-Class like us, expect to see it in the near future with a four-cylinder petrol engine and a selection of diesel engines most likely available in the European market. I’m guessing this thing would be a hit in Dubai.
When the X-Class hits the market, it will be available with a selection of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines as well as a range-topping V6 diesel.