Mercedes Midsize Pickup Will Be Developed With Nissan
Reports are indicating that Mercedes-Benz is in the process of creating a midsize pickup truck which will have a double-cab design. In addition to that, reports also are indicating that Nissan will be co-developing and co-producing the midsized pickup. Mercedes-Benz The Midsize pickup in itself is expected to be badged GLT.
If indeed the reports are true and that Mercedes will be co-developing the midsized pickup truck with Nissan, these will be second time that the two have come together to co-develop a car given that Renault-Nissan and Mercedes Benz are currently working on a small commercial vehicles and those vehicles are also using Renault-Sourced diesel.
Volkwer Mornhinweg, one of people who are involved in the whole project and a former AMG boss, said that they “are not going to develop a fat cowboy truck for North America.” He went to state that, “After all, the big three - Ford, GM/GMC and Ram - already own about 90% of that market which typically absorbs in excess of two million units per year. In this cut-throat environment, newcomers like us would invariably fight an arduous uphill battle. That’s why our focus is on a smaller and lighter pick-up truck which is already perceived as premium product in South America, Africa and the Middle East.”
According to reports, the engine of the Mercedes midsized pickup would be 4- and 6- pot diesel or petrol units. The pickup truck will also have a solid rear axle which will be offered as a standard. That said you will also have an option of opting for an independent setup as well.
The Mercedes-Benz midsized pickup is believed to cost around $30,000 when it reaches the market.