Mercedes-Benz is set to debut its X-Class bakkie later this year. Meanwhile, test mules are already doing the rounds.
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Mercedes-Benz showed the concept versions of the bakkie earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Underneath, it’s essentially a Nissan Navara, but Merc is adamant that the X-Class will be a vast step up in luxury.
Underneath the ‘wire mesh’ on the front of this test mule, you can see the Mercedes-Benz badge and grille, meaning it must be relatively close to production ready.
You can expect the ride of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie to be particularly good as reports on the chassis it shares with the Nissan Navara are extremely positive. It uses a new five-link independent rear suspension setup that is a first in the bakkie segment.
The X-Class is expected to go into production later this year with South African models being built in Barcelona, Spain.