The Mercedes X-Class Will Debut On July 18

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Having arrived in concept form back in October last year, Mercedes has finally put a date on when the production variant of the hotly-anticipated X-Class will arrive. Announced in what will likely be the first in a series of teaser videos, the Mercedes X-Class will make its world premiere on July 18. Our hopes for a twin-turbo V8 AMG-badged variant arriving in the US were dashed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, when Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, confirmed the X-Class would not be offered in the US.

Built by Renault at its Argentinian plant in Cordoba, and by Nissan at its Spanish factory in Barcelona, the X-Class will compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Amarok, and initially be offered with four- and six-cylinder turbodiesel engines along with a specially-adapted 4Matic setup.

Buyers looking for a truck with aggressive styling will be pleased to know that while there are currently no plans for an AMG-powered X-Class, the premium pickup will at least be offered with AMG styling in the form of the Mercedes-AMG X-Class (previously known as AMG Sport). After engineering all traces of Nissan out of the Navara, the platform on which the X-Class is based, the German pickup is claimed to be the most sophisticated on the market, with typically crisp, and precise handling you'd expect of a Mercedes. It will also do what most people buy pickups for – carrying stuff in its bed and towing.

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In that respect, the concept managed to haul 2,430 pounds in its bed and tow up to 7,720 pounds. Stylish, dynamic and tough, the X-Class appears to have all the hallmarks of a premium pickup and we look forward to seeing it in action in the coming weeks.

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