Details on the Mercedes pick-up truck to be revealed this month

Posted on: Oct 3, 2016 - 4:39pm IST

Will be manufactured by the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

A press release from the Renault-Nissan Alliance has stated that further details on the Mercedes pick-up truck will be revealed later this month. The pick-up is being jointly developed by Daimler and Nissan, and is expected to be unveiled as early as next year.

Mercedes-Benz pickup truck rendering
The pick-up is being jointly developed by Daimler and Nissan, and is expected to be unveiled as early as next year.

The pick-up truck, christened by the internet as the Mercedes GLT, is engineered and designed by Daimler and will go on sale in markets like Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America. It will be manufactured at Renault’s plant in Cordoba, Argentina, and at Nissan’s Barcelona plant in Spain alongside the Nissan Navara NP300 and Renault Alaskan.

Nissan Navara NP300 front three quarter right at IAA 2015
The Mercedes pick up truck shares some of the architecture with the third generation Nissan Navara.

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The Mercedes GLT is a one-tonne, mid-sized pickup that shares some of the architecture with the third generation Nissan Navara NP300. It will only available be available in double-cab body style, targeting customers that would require such a product for personal-use. Along with a base model, Mercedes could also offer AMG body kits for higher variants, while a full-fledged AMG variant is reportedly under serious consideration.

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