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.