The forthcoming 2020 Mercedes X-Class is the company’s newest pickup truck. Whatsoever, it is Mercedes’ first pickup truck ever. Knowing that this segment is still unexplored for the German manufacturer. However, Mercedes promises premium pickup with the astonishing tech-rich interior. If the rumors are true, this model will be available in numerous trim levels.
On top of that, expect a couple of engine choices. X-Class will be a mid-size rear-wheel-drive pickup. It will ride on the same platform that underpins new Toyota Hilux. Exterior will look really upscale and attractive. Mercedes will surely offer a real luxury on the X-Class’ upper trim levels.
Modern Styling is Visible
The German automaker will deliver a very upscale design with impressive aerodynamics. The mid-size segment is packed with established models. Moreover, some new models are about to arrive next year. The 2020 Mercedes X-Class will surely look more attractive than most of the rivals. However, appearance is not everything, especially not in the pickup truck world.
For that reason, Mercedes will look to deliver a mix of modern styling and rugged appearance. New X-Class will share its platform with the Nissan Navara model. We must credit the German company for another unique design that looks premium and fascinating. Front part will sport a twin-bar grille and the LED headlights that are offered as standard. 17-inch rims are standard as well. Expect a long list of optional features and three trim levels at least.
2020 Mercedes X-Class Comfort is Guaranteed
Mercedes will try to deliver the same interior design as in the original concept. The forthcoming 2020 Mercedes X-Class will surely be a premium pickup truck from the inside. We can’t imagine someone in the mid-size segment that can compete with Merc in terms of luxury. A 5.4-inch driver information screen will be standard. We had an opportunity to see the impressive steering wheel and gear shifter on the concept. Hopefully, German manufacturers will offer the very same units in the production model.
Comfort is guaranteed. X-Class will arrive with plenty of high-quality materials. On top of that, ambient lighting and new features are all available as standard. That includes Wi-Fi, switchable key and push-button start. The cabin is more SUV-like which is, of course, a good thing. New 2020 X-Class pickup will also arrive with six different materials. Unfortunately, leather upholstery is optional on the base model.
If the rumors are true, all-new 2020 Mercedes X-Class will offer four different outputs and two transmission options. The base four-cylinder engine will produce 165 HP and 175 lb-ft of torque. There will be two diesel engines in the offer as well. A 2.3-liter generates 190 horses and 330 lb-ft of twist. A second diesel option is a powerful V6 that returns 260 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.
Finally, another four-cylinder unit is available and it cranks out 165 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, all units are offering a choice between a 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic gearboxes. Mercedes also has plans to offer a high-performance X-Class AMG version. In the near future, we can also expect a hybrid version of this premium mid-size pickup truck.
2020 Mercedes X-Class Price and Release Date
To this day, German automaker didn’t specify pricing details. New 2020 Mercedes X-Class will offer plenty of luxury and great performances. For that reason, we can’t expect a price below $40,000 for the base model.
The arriving mid-size pickup truck will become available with four engine choices and three trim levels. This model will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2019. On top of that, the 2020 X-Class will reach the American soil in the first half of 2020.