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    MB X-Class

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    Not a fan of the look, bit I would want to drive it before getting too judgemental.


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    I hope that's not going to be the new family front-end look across the whole range! 


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    Wow. Impressive. Love it


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    not a fan of truck, and this look terrible as a truck......   They should leave that to the American car makers to do their job right.....


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    I think it is quiet cool. Something different out there. The front bumper is too much AMG, other than that it might be a fun toy for someone owning a ranch in Texas.


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    I think that would be a fun vehicle for me to buy for European delivery (to make treks into the Alps to fly my model gliders).  But, I think if they make any for US market, they will come from Argentina or other (Nissan and Renault) factories that would make Stuttgart delivery impossible... surprise


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    From what I´ve heard so far, the car is not intended for sale in North America. It´s based on a Nissan chassis (ladder-frame) but equipped with Mercedes´ engines. 


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    Ferdie:

    From what I´ve heard so far, the car is not intended for sale in North America. It´s based on a Nissan chassis (ladder-frame) but equipped with Mercedes´ engines. 

    I heard that the US is not a part of the initial sales plan, but that it could be included in the near future.  Do you think not?  The US is the world's largest consumer of pickup trucks, afaik...


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    Grant:
    Ferdie:

    From what I´ve heard so far, the car is not intended for sale in North America. It´s based on a Nissan chassis (ladder-frame) but equipped with Mercedes´ engines. 

    I heard that the US is not a part of the initial sales plan, but that it could be included in the near future.  Do you think not?  The US is the world's largest consumer of pickup trucks, afaik...


    Supposedly the car is too small to compete in North America, according to the statement from Mercedes´ PR department. Judging by the pictures with people standing next to it, I actually doubt that. On the other hand, VW was hesitant to sell the Amarok in NA either and I assume it is simply to expensive to build in comparison to local competitors. That is, apart from the import taxation.

     

     

     


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    Seems similar in size to this Nissan (sold in US):

    nissan.pdf


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    The Nissan is assembled in the US otherwise there is a 25% import tax on small trucks.


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    Gladstone:

    The Nissan is assembled in the US otherwise there is a 25% import tax on small trucks.

    Guess Euro Delivery is out of the question for pickups...


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    I saw it this morning, and loved it. I'd be very interested. 

    a few more shots:

    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-03.jpg

    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-0a.jpg
    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-02.jpg

    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-07.jpg


    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-15.jpg
    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-13.jpg
    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-12.jpg

    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-05.jpg
    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-11.jpg

    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-0f.jpg
    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-09.jpg
    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-06.jpg

    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-14.jpg
    Mercedes-Benz-X-Class_Pickup_Concept-2016-1280-16.jpg
     


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    Any price estimates?


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    grocery grabber? last time I checked, it was G-class for that matter. imagine using it in farmers field,pfffff


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    Exterior looks ok for me. The interior seems out of place, seems more Jeep Wrangler or a sport truck than a Mercedes. 


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    I already do see this thing parked in front of top notch Hotels, luxury bars and restaurants throughout Hollywood, Dubai and Moscow. smiley


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    Kind of interesting, but it will have some of the hardest competition. An F150 will do circles around it angry


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    Pretty cool...


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    Looks decent to me. Seems like a segment of the market that hasn't really been catered to. There are plenty of wealthy people who are attracted to pick-ups.


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    I dunno, hard to beat this..

    I know for a fact that the Benz will not live up to this one... There is simply no way. It'll be based on a Nissan/Renault chasis? So years behind on this. 


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    Technology moves forward and isn't developed in vacuum. The new f150 isn't new anymore. The Mercedes well be good, I'm sure.


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    Atzporsche:

    I dunno, hard to beat this..

    I know for a fact that the Benz will not live up to this one... There is simply no way. It'll be based on a Nissan/Renault chasis? So years behind on this. 

    This one looks like 3 generations older. If this is the hardes competition than the MB truck is a pure winner!


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    where do people use more trucks like this?, farmers, guys leaving around rocky mountains and builders/construction sites. out of these,just builders/Boss might take it,but how many percent?I know some use regular ML,but the rest use some sort of truck, either GM/DUDGE OR FORD. Design wise?, who cares as long as its cheap to maintain and do the job


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    martini964:

    where do people use more trucks like this?, farmers, guys leaving around rocky mountains and builders/construction sites. out of these,just builders/Boss might take it,but how many percent?I know some use regular ML,but the rest use some sort of truck, either GM/DUDGE OR FORD. Design wise?, who cares as long as its cheap to maintain and do the job

    This is true, but it is also important that these farmers, builders etc are among the most brand-loyal buyers in the industry, typically staying, for example, "a Dodge Ram guy for life...".  This is why Toyota and Nissan have made only small inroads to NA pickup sales after many years of trying.  No wonder Mercedes will keep it non-NA. 


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    A couple million pickups get sold every year in the US, I think Mercedes could easily convert enough at the top end of that market to make this a huge hit.   I think it's also a mistake to think pickups are purely work vehicles, think boats, personal watercraft, campers etc.   Also many successful developers I know also have several non American cars as their non work vehicles so they can appreciate Mercedes quality.   Sad if it's true that it won't be coming to the US, that's a mistake in my opinion. 


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    thuggy:

    A couple million pickups get sold every year in the US, I think Mercedes could easily convert enough at the top end of that market to make this a huge hit.   I think it's also a mistake to think pickups are purely work vehicles, think boats, personal watercraft, campers etc.   Also many successful developers I know also have several non American cars as their non work vehicles so they can appreciate Mercedes quality.   Sad if it's true that it won't be coming to the US, that's a mistake in my opinion. 

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    If the US import tax is removed, then they will probably sell it here. As long as the tax is in place, the only reasonable way to sell it here would be to ship the parts to the Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi.


     
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