Mercedes-Benz could preview its first ever pickup model with a concept, rumored to receive an official unveiling during the Paris Motor Show in October.

Mercedes-Benz could preview its first ever pickup model with a concept, rumored to receive an official unveiling during the Paris Motor Show in October.

Nearly a year ago, Mercedes made the official announcement it will launch its first ever pickup by the end of the decade and now it seems the German manufacturer will offer a first glimpse at the model during this year’s auto show in Paris, scheduled for the beginning of October. The information comes from AutoExpress, citing unnamed sources within the company saying a pickup concept will be shown “near the end of the year.”

Mercedes-Benz vans CEO Volker Mornhinweg also told the magazine the Volkswagen Amarok-rivalling pickup, tentatively called the X Class, will reach the market by the end of 2017.

While being a completely new development for the German brand, the pickup will hide Nissan Navara-sourced technologies, including chassis and all-wheel drive system. We believe Mercedes will use some additional four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines other than the 2.3-liter turbodiesel of the Japanese model. Both manual and automatic transmissions are expected.

The manufacturer will offer the model to customers in three trim levels with entry-level variants aimed at traditional truck buyers. The range-topping versions on the other hand will reportedly have an upscale interior with plush touches.

Source: AutoExpress

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