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Published on July 16th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Mercedes X-Class Pickup Truck To Be Retired

Stop saving up to buy one, buy the Raptor instead!

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck which was launched with much fanfare in 2017 is now rumoured to be retired due to fledging sales in all its markets and with more emphasis on SUV’s, as the brand’s parent company, Daimler, seeks to reduce costs amid profit warnings.

Mercedes-Benz launched the X-Class pickup truck to take advantage of the booming global demand for pickup trucks.

To date the global sales of the Mercedes X-Class stands at just 16,700 units which came from buyers in Europe, Australia and South Africa. The North American market, where pickup trucks enjoy booming sales did not live up to expectations as buyers in North America want larger sized pickup trucks.

With an asking price starting at 37,294 euros in Germany, the X-Class is more expensive than the Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton which are market leaders.

The Mercedes X-Class is NOT a 100% in house product. It is a joint venture with Nissan Renault where it uses the same platform as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan with a conventional ladder-type frame. It is built at Nissan’s factory in Barcelona.


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