Published on April 7th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes Pickup Truck. Will You Buy One?
Now comes news that Nissan would build the Daimler-designed pickup based on Navara architecture with Daimler providing technology including four- and six-cylinder powertrains. Well Mercedes have in the past released luxury pickup trucks like the ones pictured here, so this is not all together new news.
Menwhile Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in a separate statement says global partner Daimler has plenty of options for sourcing the Mercedes-Benz pickup it is planning to introduce by 2020.
“I don’t want anybody to think that because they announced a pickup truck, they have to make it with us. Not at all,” Ghosn said, speaking with reporters during the New York auto show. “They are completely free to do it by themselves, to do it with somebody else, etc., and also, or to do it with us.”
Ghosn declined to say whether Nissan and Daimler are discussing the possibility of building the Mercedes pickup at a Nissan assembly plant. Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche have a growing list of projects the companies are jointly working on, ranging from vehicle development, small-car sourcing, joint-venture factories in Tennessee and Mexico, and many projects the two have not yet disclosed. Ghosn said that all future projects are “on the table” between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance to consider executing in partnership.