2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class: Serious Workhorse With Serious Class

Jun 19, 2017 01:00 AM EDT | Paul Urban

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class is known as serious powerhouse machine. Mercedes-Benz is seriously taking its power vehicle seriously. However, its characteristic classy and luxurious reputation is also incorporated, which is definitely a good thing.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class has been previewed last fall and it has been presented as a concept following the same name. Fast forward to recent months, it again took center stage at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Clearly, the Mercedes-Benz's pickup truck is not about lifestyle but for serious and hardcore work.

In spite of its brute power and strength, Mercedes-Benz managed to still make the 2018 X-Class look every bit luxurious from front to rear. The X-Class is based on the body-on-frame platform similar to that of Nissan NP300 Navara.

Aside from the exterior (somehow looking like that of Nissan's and that of Renault's), its interior makes it distinct. It does feature the rotary dial and touchpad controller system found in the latest Mercedes models. Staying true to Mercedes-Benz legacy, premium materials on the dash are also used.

The Concept X-Class Powerful Adventurer promises to be an intense off-roader. It is expected to be tough and powerful, enough to compete with the most-able and agile of off-roaders such as the Wranglers, 4Runners, and Rangers, to name a few. The Concept X-Class Stylish Explorer is intended to showcase refinement which sets the pickup apart from its competitors. To those who say that luxury and monstrous capability can't mesh well, should think again.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class is reported to run on the ladder frame chassis from the Navara and use a 4MATIC permanent and low-range gearbox. It is also reported to get a Mercedes V-6 diesel engine. It is capable of producing 261-bhp and 620 Nm of torque.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class features a double cab, which is targeted to both personal and commercial use. This vehicle is expected to fly high in the markets of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.

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