The German automaker is already known to have partnered with the Renault Nissan Alliance for its first pickup, slotted under the commercial division and coming out as a concept on October 25.

Mercedes-Benz will showcase the prototype version of the highly-anticipated premium/workhorse pickup next week, said to be a groundbreaking vehicle for the company as Mercedes enters the segment for the first time. The company released a teaser image to reveal the unveiling date, so there’s not much to discuss about the model itself. It appears to have a rounded front fascia and a sharp progression from the side of the bed to the tailgate. The spy shots on the Internet paint a better picture about the design actually – with an overall styling pretty much in line with the original design renderings.

Nissan will take care of assembly for Mercedes at the Japanese manufacturer’s production facilities in Argentina and Spain – given the model shares the architecture with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan. The powertrains will also be the same, a 2.3-liter diesel, 2.5-liter gasoline option, and a feisty 3.0-liter diesel V6. The Mercedes truck will be differentiated by delivering the traditional premium feel, even though among the three trim lines there’s also one ready for work.



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