Pickup Mercedes X-Class will leave the assembly line in May

Pickup Mercedes X-Class will leave the assembly line in May

January 31, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

On sale this luxury pickup appeared a little more than two years ago. Rumors about the cessation of production of the model have been on the web since July 2019.

Last summer, it was announced that the Mercedes X-Class pickup would be a victim of Daimler’s decision to cut costs. This was written by some media with reference to the corresponding report. This information was officially confirmed by the automaker himself, who specified that a pickup based on Navara will leave the conveyor of the Nissan factory in Barcelona at the end of May. The termination date for pickup pickup Mercedes X-Class was announced by a representative of the brand in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport. The interlocutor of the publication noted that this model is a niche product, important only for some regional markets, for example, Australian or South African.

 The brand regularly checks its global lineup to determine which cars need to be saved and which ones to abandon. The fate of the latter was tried on by a Mercedes X-Class pickup truck, despite its youth.

 Initially, the novelty was going to be built in Argentina and sold to South American motorists, however, between the German brand and Latin American buyers there was no understanding in terms of cost – the pickup was expensive. The cost of a truck in Germany starts from 48,790 euros, which is higher than the cost of the nearest competitors of the model. The pickup appeared on sale at the end of 2017. During 2018, it sold 16,700 cars, and last year the demand for premium pickups fell to 15,300 units.