When Mercedes announced plans to build a mid-size pickup, they said it would be aimed at consumers in Australia, Europe, Latin America and South Africa. The United States was notably absent but that could soon change.

When Mercedes announced plans to build a mid-size pickup, they said it would be aimed at consumers in Australia, Europe, Latin America and South Africa.  The United States was notably absent from that list but a new report is indicating it could eventually be offered in there.

Speaking at the sidelines of the New York Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon told Automotive News the company is considering offering the truck in the United States.  He also stated a US-spec variant would be positioned as a luxury truck instead of a commercial vehicle.

While the company is still running the numbers, Cannon suggested they could sell approximately 10,000 units annually in the United States.  He also said a decision has to come by the end of the year in order to ensure there is enough time to homologate it to U.S. standards.

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