Mercedes-Benz has been hard at work on a midsize pickup for international markets, and we’re getting our best look yet at the utilitarian truck. These spy shots show a heavily camouflaged prototype running around the Mercedes test track for commercial vehicles, and the truck appears fairly true to the images floating around for the last year.
The automaker has announced the vehicle will now be revealed in two days time.
UPDATE 25th 10-2016 … Images Below
It’s rumoured the pickup will launch by the end of 2017. It’s being developed by the Mercedes Vans division, into which the automaker has been pouring resources over recent years. The target markets are Latin America, South Africa, Europe, and Australia, according to Mercedes.
Meanwhile, speculation is abounding over the name, with suggestions like X-Class and GLT being bandied about. It is indicate the truck could get a four or six cylinder diesel engine, depending on configuration. The underpinnings are expected to come from one of the Mercedes allies Nissan, who would supply the NP300 Navara platform as the base on which to build.
Image credits; KGP photography