Mercedes-Benz X-Class: Social media reaction

Mercedes Benz X Class

The highly-anticipated Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept bakkie has been revealed to the world and, as expected, the luxury double-cab has polarised opinions. Here’s a closer look at what some of our users have to say about the new X-Class.

Mercedes-Benz, a brand synonymous with luxury, style, elegance and performance will be entering the hotly-contested bakkie market in South Africa with its new X-Class, which is expected to arrive in early 2018. Granted, the production version is yet to be revealed, but the X-Class Concept has sparked interesting public debate and in a thriving bakkie market such as South Africa, the opinions regarding the X-Class are widespread.

Read all about the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept here!

The local market is currently dominated by the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, two vehicles that have exceptionally loyal support as well as a long history on local soil. Mercedes-Benz’s partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance has made the X-Class more cost-effective from a production point of view and will enable the Stuttgart-based brand to effectively "storm" the bakkie market with a new product. Irrespective of what your opinion is regarding the design of the X-Class, Benz has brand snobbery on its side and many buyers will be attracted to, and willing to pay for, the large pointed star on the nose of their X-Class bakkie.

Will the Mercedes-Benz X-Class dominate the South African bakkie market in coming years? That’s up for debate, but one thing is certain, the X-Class will most definitely shake-up the local bakkie segment when it finally arrives in Mzansi. Take a look at some of our user opinions on Twitter and Facebook and be sure to share your opinion on the X-Class with us by following us on Twitter and Facebook now.

Opinions on the Mercedes-Benz X-Class




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