A luxury pick-up truck*? Strange times all around. But that’s exactly what Mercedes Benz has done with the release of this Mercedes Benz X-Class pick-up truck, the first pick-up ever built and sold by a premium manufacturer. You have to figure, after you get over the initial shock of this car news, that it was only a matter of time. Mercedes has been building big rig trucks for some time so a pick-up was the next logical step. But how will the infamous Benz logo play with a team of filthy construction workers demoing a house and piling debris into this fine pick-up’s bed?
Should go impressively well. The Mercedes Benz X-Class pick-up truck can haul a payload of 1.1 tons and can pull a whopping 3.5 tons or, as it states on it’s website without a hint of smugness, an eight meter yacht. The truck also has two powerful and efficient four-cylinder engines to deliver a strong performance when hauling heavy items up inclines, among other areas.
Yet inside all of the luxurious harmony that Mercedes Benz sedans are known for still exist. Premium leather and sound, an incredible suspension system for a jostle free ride on the road and a less rough one in rugged terrains, and seats designed for the best ergonomic comfort possible. There is also a 5.4 colour monitor and media display between the radio dials, making this pick-up as modern and wired as any vehicle on the market.
This feels like just the beginning of the luxury pick-up truck lines but as usual, Mercedes is leading the way.
*Lee Kernaghan would have a thing or two to say about calling a ute a pick-up truck down under, but we’re sticking with Mercedes’ vernacular for the purposes of accurate reporting.