The eagerly-anticipated Mercedes X-Class is expected to be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. The pick-up model will probably carry the aforementioned badge when it will go on sale.
These spy-shots from near the Arctic Circle reveal the pick-up will use familiar Mercedes styling cues like a wide grille, swept-back headlights and curvy front wings. The overall design shares key similarities with Mercedes’ range of SUVs like the GLE and GLE Coupe.
The vehicle also features a double-cab arrangement on a ladder chassis with a single cab under consideration. Underneath, the new Mercedes will share much of its platform engineering with the latest Nissan Navara pick-up truck. The former will likely offer four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines paired with manual and automatic transmissions. There's even a petrol-hybrid variant mooted to arrive at a later stage.
The X-Class will be sold alongside the existing Mercedes-Benz light commercial vehicle range of Sprinter, Vito and Citan vans. It is expected to reach Mercedes commercial dealerships by the end of 2017.