25 October 2016

New Mercedes-Benz pickup for reveal today

This is a sketch released by Mercedes-Benz last year to show its thinking on a pickup in development with Nissan, writes Brian Byrne.

Well, we'll be seeing the actual concept in the metal this afternoon in Stockholm, and we'll bring you pictures and details from the event.

Though the vehicle is being developed in conjunction with Nissan, we can bet that it's not just a rebadged Navara.  Apart from expected larger dimensions and its own sheetmetal, the car will have available to it a range of Mercedes-Benz engines, from which the pickup can be tailored to key markets, which include Australia, South America and probably the US as well as Europe.

Likely on sale end of next year or early 2018. All to be revealed later today.