Daimler and Renault-Nissan have confirmed the upcoming pickup models of Mercedes-Benz and Renault will be based on the current Nissan Navara NP300.

The German model will be re-engineered and designed especially to meet the standards of customers in Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America. Not long ago the producer explained we are going to see a truly premium product that will be a “real Mercedes.”

What’s more, the Mercedes-Benz 1-ton pickup along with the analogical Renault vehicle will be manufactured by Nissan at its plants in Cordoba, Argentina, and Barcelona, Spain.

In related news, Daimler also announced the upcoming electric versions of the Smart ForTwo and ForFour will use Renault-sourced electric motors. These will be built by Renault at its Cleon plant in France and are identical to the one used in the Renault Zoe.

Note: Mercedes-Benz Vans concept pictured.

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