The German pickup truck version of the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan has been recently spotted and chased on the highway in Germany, and this premium hauler still wears a full camouflage suit.
Mercedes-Benz isn’t ready to present the X-Class just yet, because they are still suing heavily camouflaged prototypes instead of “letting it slip” with the production body “accidentally”. The pickup truck market will have a new representative soon though, because production of the X-Class will kick off at the Renault-Nissan factory in Barcelona, Spain, later this year. This heavily camouflaged prototype seems entirely production ready though as it drives on the public roads at home in Germany. Mercedes doesn’t seem to go much further than the couple of Concept X-Class pickups from 2016, which is a good thing, because they were stylish pickups. The headlights have of course been changed a little but it seems the concept’s LED running lights running on top have remained.
Out back, the vertical taillights come with shaped LEDs. We haven’t seen any spy shots of the interior yet, but if the concepts are any indication, the Mercedes pickup can be had as a premium leisure vehicle. The X-Class does have the exact same architecture as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan but Mercedes will set it apart and feature a V6 turbodiesel and all-wheel drive in the flagship version. Even professionals might use it, thanks to the 2,430-pound (1,102-kilogram) payload and 7,720 pounds (3,502 kg) towing capacity.