We will also give you a voucher worth £1250 towards the cost and fitting of Mercedes-Benz X-Class accessories. Voucher value of up to £1250 can be used towards the purchase and fitment of eligible X-Class accessories.
Mercedes-Benz now has a pick-up truck. The X-Class is here but how you reacted to that news rather depends on your point-of-view. Was this Mercedes, a premium car brand known for its executive saloons and luxury SUVs, arriving in one of the most utilitarian sectors of the market with a rebadged Nissan Navara? Or was it Mercedes, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer that already builds various tough off-roaders, including the G-Class and the mighty Unimog, adding a pick-up truck to its light commercial vehicle range to sit alongside the Sprinter and Vito?
It’s fair to say that the Mercedes X-Class did prove a little controversial over the course of its gestation period, but that was mainly among people who know Mercedes primarily for its passenger car range. Whether you feel a pick-up truck is slightly beneath the three-pointed star or not, the X-Class still looks a logical and potentially lucrative move for the brand into the strongly expanding global one-tonne pick-up market.
Part of the X-Class’ perception problem, if indeed it has one, is the way that it sits between Mercedes’ commercial vehicle and passenger car ranges. This 4-door, 5-seat truck is classed as a commercial vehicle for VAT purposes and also attracts the favourable BIK company car tax rates afforded to double cab pick-ups in the UK. Yet, even in base specification it comes with car-like equipment levels and an upmarket interior that can invite comparisons to Mercedes passenger cars.