The Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up truck will be revealed in production form later today, and to mark the occasion, Mercedes has revealed a preview image of the car ahead of its unveiling.
The typically murky image reveals little that we've not seen, but highlights the production car's design features, like the grille, headlights and bumper at the front, and its wheels and a sharp crease along the lower sides.
What's yet to be seen is the rear-end styling; Mercedes presented two distinct looks when the concept version was revealed, but previous testing outings allowed us to catch a glimpse at the disguised rear ahead of the reveal.
Mercedes-Benz's pick-up truck was previously spotted in development on video, having shed a little disguise since first shots of the pick-up emerged.
It's clear from the video that the production X-Class will draw heavily from the concept precursor revealed in October 2016, with the familiar Mercedes face on the front resembling that of the larger Mercedes SUVs like the GLE and GLS. At the rear, the taillights appear to take the shape of the distinctive full ring lights of the concept, although the rear flap handle disrupts what would be the upper edge of the LED rectangle.
Despite the time elapsed since the concept's reveal, the spotted development still rides on alloys from the Nissan Navara, on which it's based.
Speaking at the Paris motor show, Carlos 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."