According to the preview, the concept version of the midsize pickup truck previews the production model, which as Mercedes puts it, is "a new kind of tough." The picture that's currently taking the place of the video portrays the side profile of the truck that has been etched into a wooden board, hinting at the vehicle's off-roading capabilities.
Thanks to a leaked product roadmap, we know that Mercedes is planning to put a production-ready version of the pickup truck on the road before the end of 2017. Photographers managed to snap Mercedes testing the vehicle in May, revealing a midsize shape and a front similar front end to the rest of the automaker's lineup.
While Mercedes hasn't announced a name for the vehicle yet, suggestions like X-Class and GLT have been rumored. According to an earlier report from Australia's CarAdvice, the truck will be based on the Nissan NP300 Navara. The entry-level model is expected to be powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that produces about 188 horsepower, with other models keeping the same motor, but gaining with more amenities.
Despite the fact that pickup trucks, especially those in the midsize segment, continue to sell well in the US, Mercedes previously said that it doesn't have any plans to sell the vehicle here.