AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

Spied: Mercedes-Benz X-Class seen with production body

Spied: Mercedes-Benz X-Class seen with production body image

Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | March 15, 2017 11:12

Upcoming X-Class pickup bears final design in latest spy photos

Mercedes-Benz has been busy of late testing their upcoming pickup it seems. Recently, our insiders were able to snap new photos of the upcoming X-Class in its new production body, along with what looks to be the final exterior components.

Slightly wearing less camo, we're able to see that the new X-Class now has its own set of headlights that bear the brand's signature shape. In addition, the front fascia gets LED daytime running lights (DRLs), as well as the distinct grill design and front bumper.

Spied: Mercedes-Benz X-Class seen with production body

The rear section is still heavily camouflaged but we do get to see that the X-Class now has its own pair of LED taillights. Also seen is a new rear bumper, clearly indicating that it won't be sharing most of its exterior components from the Navara.

Curious to see, however, are what appear to be two fuel caps on the X-Class. This could mean that Mercedes-Benz's new pickup will have a dual tank setup or will be available as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV).

Rear of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied

In terms of engines, it is expected that the pickup will be available with a variety of engines. The most powerful engine could be a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 which is expected to pump out 265 PS and 620 Nm of torque. There may also be smaller four-cylinder twin-turbo-diesels. 4WD may come in the form of Mercedes-Benz' 4MATIC system.

The tailgate on the Mercedes-Benz X-Class

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class could make its official debut sometime in mid or late 2017.