The Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will be revealed on 25 October in concept form. It’ll be based on the Nissan Navara

Mercedes-Benz's pick-up truck will be revealed on 25 October at an event in Sweden, in concept form. 

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Mercedes has already provided a link to the live stream of the car's unveiling on its global YouTube channel, where the placeholder image shows an outline of the pick-up on a paved and wooden background; hinting at the car's different terrain capabilities. 

Mercedes describes the pick-up market as 'promising', a sentiment which is echoed by the advent of other manufacturers' first pick-up truck models, such as the Renault Alaskan which is also based on the Navara.

Daimler's Chairman of the Board of Management, Dieter Zetsche, and head of Mercedes-Benz cars Volker Mornhinweg will host the event, alongside Mercedes Vans boss Gorden Wagener, showing the model's bridging of the commercial and passenger vehicles. 

Mercedes' first pick-up truck will be built at Spanish and Argentinian plants owned by the Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Speaking at the Paris motor showCarlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Alliance, said: “The partnership between Daimler and the Alliance has grown and matured. By sharing development and production costs, we have been able to enter new segments and offer our customers more compelling vehicles with the latest technology and features at more competitive prices."

Mercedes' pick-up will benefit from this business system, and will be constructed alongside Renault’s Alaskan truck and its Nissan sister model, the NP300 Navara.

Despite the shared underpinnings, Mercedes is understood to be focusing on giving its version of the pick-up a distinctive character. As such, it'll get its own range of engines and its own suspension settings.

Earlier pictures of a development model, shown in the gallery, also suggest it’ll sit lower and be slightly wider than its Renault and Nissan siblings. Mercedes’ design language appears in the features, with the upswept appearance of the headlights visible in outline through the camouflage.

The Mercedes pick-up will most likely have a different interior to that of the Nissan too; the test car's dashboard and other interior components were also camouflaged.

Mercedes has remained tight-lipped on the model’s specifications, but sources believe the introduction of a range-topping AMG version is almost inevitable.

The more premium interior and upmarket badge of the Mercedes mean it’s likely that it will be more expensive than its £22,000 Navara counterpart. It'll therefore occupy the upper end of the pick-up segment, rivalling the Volkswagen Amarok.

Previous reports have suggested that it won't reach North America but would be sold in Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America.

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3 May 2016
....why Mercedes-Benz want to get a slice of the Pick-up market...especially since VW are now there.
What I don't understand is why you would pay a premium for perfectly good Nissan Navara with a Mercedes-Benz badge 'nailed' to the front grille, and a tarted up interior.
Its not even built by M-B unlike the Amarok which is at least developed and built by VW in S America, and will shortly be joined by a Renault version too.
Madness!

21 October 2016
I can't quite believe that a brand as valuable as Mercedes with re-badge a Nissan as their own car. What next, a Skoda with a Porsche badge?

21 October 2016
Mercedes Citan is a re-badged Renault Kangoo

3 May 2016
Thy will offer Merc derived engines possibly. Nissan have dropped their 3.0L V6 Diesel from the former model. Perhaps they will adopt the Merc V6 diesels in the Navara?

3 May 2016
The W123 estate wagon was identified by a T (as in Tourer I suppose).

As for this truck, it would be best if they didn't camouflge these prototypes, as it highlights the ressemblance to the Navara (I didn't know it was based on the Nissan until I read the article, but I instantly recognised the Navara lines in the pictures)

4 May 2016
Filippos wrote:

The W123 estate wagon was identified by a T (as in Tourer I suppose).

As for this truck, it would be best if they didn't camouflge these prototypes, as it highlights the ressemblance to the Navara (I didn't know it was based on the Nissan until I read the article, but I instantly recognised the Navara lines in the pictures)

Not forgetting of course the Mercedes T80 Land Speed record car.

 

3 May 2016
As long as they make a GLT65, I'm happy with this.

4 May 2016
... or a GLT Maybach

4 May 2016
So MB are trying the same trick that they did with the Renualt Kangoo slapped a three pointed star on it jacked up the list price and called it the Mercedes Benz Citan, not seen many around have you? Personally I think the GLT will go the same way the pick up market is pretty price sensitive and I can't see it troubling it's Isuzu/Mitsubishi/Nissan & Toyota and punters shelling out for a premium badge.

30 September 2016
wonder if Merc will cure the snapping chassis issued the Navara's tend to suffer with.....

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