Mercedes-Benz unveiled its first luxury pickup truck, dubbed as the X-Class, in Paris last month. This immediately fueled speculations surrounding its availability, especially in specific markets including the United States.
Much to the dismay of pickup fanatics, it looks like the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup is not slated to hit the retail showrooms in the US anytime soon.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Not Coming To U.S. Market In Near Future?
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class Luxury pickup is slated to arrive on the market next year, but will be up for grabs only in selected regions; including Europe, South America, Australia, and South Africa, but not in North America. This was confirmed by Mercedes-Benz's chief executive Dietmar Exler, Road And Track reported.
According to the same report, the German automaker is uncertain whether or not it is equipped with tools to take on automotive giants such as Chrysler, Ford, GM, and what they offer in the market.
Will Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Hit US Market?
Not selling the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup in the US market could be the automaker's strategy at this moment, according to Motor Authority. Bearing in mind that it is the first pickup truck in Mercedes-Benz's current lineup, the automaker would like to check first how things will go following the market launch.
Nevertheless, there is still a possibility of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup arriving in the US market; however, there's no word on when it might exactly happen. As expected, Mercedes are tight-lipped about it.
Most likely, the automaker may decide to bring the X-Class to North America once the newer version of the pickup comes out. In other words, there might be an opportunity to debut it in the US --- both for medium and long-term ---- when the pickup's next iteration arrives.
Meanwhile, pickup enthusiasts who missed the exciting launch event for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup Concept need not fret; YouCar shared the exciting moment on their YouTube channel.
Head of Design at Daimler AG, Gorden Wagener, takes the center stage and explains the automaker's brand-new pickup styling in this video clip (shown below).