A new report indicates the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will actually be built by Nissan.
Several days ago, the Daimler-owned company made a rather surprising announcement, reveling plans for a mid-size pickup truck set to come out by 2020. They said it's being developed by the Mercedes-Benz Vans division and now two sources close to the German marque told Wall Street Journal the model will actually be built by Nissan.
Moreover, it will allegedly be based on the Navara and will be powered by Mercedes-Benz four- and six-cylinder engines. It is believed the talks between the two parties are now at an advanced stage, but some of the details are “still being worked out.”
The pickup truck wearing the three-pointed star will be commercialized in Europe, Latin America, Australia and South Africa and will be out before the end of the decade.