2016+ Nissan Navara | Mercedes X-Class | Renault Alaskan

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  1. RocZX

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    Nissan Navara/Renault Alaskan based Mercedes-Benz pick up truck concept will be unveiled on Oct. 25th
     
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    First images of the Mercedes-Benz X-class concept
    It will be shown in two trims, the sportier and more premium - Stylish Explorer and the more rugged - Powerful Adventurer.
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  3. 05XR8

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    Look like a pig in the front. I like the rear of the PA though.
     
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    X-class Stylish Explorer concept

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    X- class Powerful Adventurer concept
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    I can see normal drivers and tradies picking the PA version. That SE should just be a wagon. Would make more sense. Even as a concept, I don't see who will buy that version.

    Edit: Now I know who
     
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    I can see those being hugely popular within their segment.
     
  7. coryclifford

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    No more than the Lincoln truck that failed… high end trucks are dumb.
     
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    Ahh, forgot about those. Thing is, in Australia, that Cadillac EXT(if it were imported) would have warmed the high end segment. A perfect machine to be seen towing boats with. Maybe light camping. Possiby light camping. Thing is, I don't know how many people will trade in their SRT Jeeps for the SE.
     
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    The Lincoln effort hardly stacks up to something from Mercedes. Lincoln are nowhere in brand recognition compared to MB.
     
  10. coryclifford

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    Here in the States they're (considered) the high end Ford. Lotta old people like Lincoln. And Mercury for some reason…
     
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    They remember when Lincoln & Mercury were more than soft Fords with a different grill.
     
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    Hmmm...I was looking forward to this car but at the moment it's my least favourite of the three.
    Have to wait and see when the production models start showing up...
     
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    I think the X-class wasn't necessary, they could have remodelled the G-Wagon to meet the quoted demands above.
     
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    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/10/25/mercedes-benz-x-class-concept-pickup-official/
     
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    Thank God for chicken tax. Yeesh!
     
  16. R1600Turbo

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    Wasn't that supported by Mercedes back in the day, or am I thinking of something else? Because if it was, it's quite ironic.
     
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    Mercedes was the one that got the 25 year rule ban on grey market imports passed. The chicken tax was pushed through much earlier by the UAW to essentially ban import of Volkswagen busses that were set up for commercial use.
     
  18. homeforsummer

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    The G-wagon is massively, massively outdated by now, and absolutely terrible to drive. I also doubt it would appeal to as broad a range of potential customers as the X-class will.
     
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    Also Mercedes probably clears $60,000 on each G Class they sell. Why would they want to mess with that?
     
  20. Omnis

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    I dunno. How many blind people are really in the market for a truck?
     
  21. Tornado

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    Chevy sells a lot of the current Silverado.
     
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    I take it back about the SE. If the final version is close to the concept, these things will freakin' sell.
     
  23. R1600Turbo

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    It's probably pretty close to final, except for the tailgate area.
     
  24. 05XR8

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    No single cab version. I guess this makes sense. It's like the first A-Class. That was a car for people to say they own a Mercedes.
     
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    Ford, Chevy, GMC and Dodge may not be premium brands, but they all have one or more very premium trim levels available on all of their trucks. If they can move trucks with $60-$70k pricetags, then its possible for Mercedes if they wanted to here in the US.

    But it wouldnt happen unless they got serious about trucks (maybe even working closer together with Nissan).
     
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    Most likely not going to happen. Umfortinately, the X is going to be for those that want the 3-pointed star on the grill, just because.
    I thought the Ridgeline was one of the first of the car like pick ups.
     
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    Navara suspension update
     
  28. alonsof1fan91

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    Merc is already developing a new G Wagon. IIRC 2017/2018 launch date
    And the current one is not massively outdated if you compare it to current mid size trucks (Ranger/Amarok/Hillux).

    Not a fan of the x class though. I hope MB learned their lesson from the Citan and uses some of their Unimog/G Wagon expertise.
     
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    I can see the Merc Truck failing miserably here if it's as Expensive as it looks.

    if it's priced more towards what their commercial range is priced and not the cars then it will sell like crazy.
     
  30. Matej

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    The X-Class doesn't even look like a Mercedes-Benz, that is the first problem to start with. Unlike the G-Class it doesn't have any heritage to rely on either. I'm sure it would be cheaper to remodel the G-Class from the bottom than investing into this project.

    I'm sure the G-Class would appeal to wide range of customers if only MB would decide to fix the price range and fit in some weaker engines for casual buyers. The cheapest new G-Class in Croatia costs around €130k, for crying out loud!

    It is a shame, the G-Class could really be what it's supposed to be. The X-Class wouldn't be necessary then.