4 days to go! Mercedes-Benz pick-up launch date is official

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The wait is almost over! On October 25, the first-ever Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck will be unveiled in concept form. The launch event will be live on Mercedes’ Youtube channel.

What seemed to be a rumour just days ago, is now official! Mercedes-Benz sped up the development of the company’s first-ever pick up truck and is launching it in just four days from now, albeit in a thinly disguised prototype guise.

According to inside info, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck will indeed borrow the technical basis of the Nissan Navara, but with wider-tracks. The Mercedes GLT is also said to have a different interior to that of the Nissan with fit and finish expected to take a serious turn towards luxury.

Mercedes pick-up will offer a wide choice of drivetrains: four- and six-cylinder engines in petrol and diesel flavours. Only one bodystyle will be available, a four-door twin-cab. Independent rear suspension (the mixed torsion beam and five-link rear axle exotic combo which debuted on the Nissan Navara), 4Matic AWD and six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with a seven-speed automatic on the options list.

Prices are going to start around $30,000 while production of the Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck will take place at the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, and at Nissan’s Barcelona plant in Spain, where the Nissan NP300 Frontier and the Renault Alaskan will also be produced.