According to Mercedes-Benz, there will be two variants: a Powerful Adventurer and a Stylish Explorer. It seems as though the automaker has learned a few things from the introduction of the Metris (currently on sale in the U.S.), when it was criticized by some for offering the Metris only in the utility segments of the work van market.
When asked if buyers would be able to, or would care about, the fact the brand’s much coveted three-pointed star now has pride of place on a dual-cab ute more commonly associated as being one of the budget offerings in the segment, Mornhinweg made it clear that he thought the X-Class brought enough differentiation to the market to stand out on its own merits.
The truck shares a platform with the new Nissan Navara and, like the Navara, there are no plans at this time to sell the X-Class in the U.S. Given the likelihood that the Navara will be brought here as the new Nissan Frontier, however, there’s an outside chance.