Late in 2016, Mercedes-Benz previewed its luxury pickup truck with the. Next week, though, Merc will drop the "concept" and show off the production version.
Mercedes-Benz will officially unveil the production X-Class pickup truck on July 18. There's a website for the unveil, but there's no information on that site just yet, except for the teaser video that's also embedded above.
Aside from a whole lot of ridiculous symbolism, we see a few glances of the truck's silhouette, and that's about it. The automaker showed off two distinctly different X-Class concepts in 2016, but both are likely to be lumped into the same X-Class designation, using trims to separate a more luxurious truck from one that might be a bit more capable.
There's still no guarantee that the midsize X-Class will even come to the US. Back in February, Mercedes-Benz, saying how it would likely need a whole second plant to match demand. US buyers prefer full-size pickups by double-digit factors, too, further complicating matters.
If it were to come to the US, it would face off against competitors like the, and, starting in 2019, the .