The brand-new truck is coming. And it is a surprise. With the current model still fresh, rumors surrounding the 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class are reporting about the US release. This truck will be available, in South America, Asia, South Africa, and of course, Europe. Although advertised as a first luxury truck, the X-Class is not the first. However, it could be the pioneer of the luxury class in Europe.
However, now it seems like that Bavarian carmaker is heading into the major stage. Overseas, the competition is much stronger. Besides the Ford F-150, the king of the US roads, Mercedes will have to battle Chevy, GMC, and Ram models. Also, German carmakers don’t have so high reputation in the truck segment. So, more competition will come from Japanese truckmakers. But, the X-Class will take a spot in the luxurious segment. While most of the pickups in North America are functional at the first place, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class will also be a vehicle for show-off.
2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Launch Date in US
Standard truck needs a lot of modifications to be competitive on the US soil. The various modification must be done before it goes overseas. Nevertheless, the German carmaker rarely fails. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class will definitely be ready to complete the task. In the summer we could see the first announcements of the US launch, while the debut could happen late in 2018. First models will come to salons in 2019. We still don’t know where 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class is going to be assembled and delivered to US buyers.
2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Powertrains
Although the Bavarian company didn’t confirm it, we already know what to expect under the bonnet of the upcoming truck. However, it is still unknown if 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class for US market is keeping all solutions. Also, modifications are needed, so we could see the different lineup for the North American showrooms.
So, the 2019 X-Class will use both petrol and diesel units. The gas one is an X200 model with an output of 165 hp. Less power, more torque come from X220d diesel unit. The X250d will produce 190 horses, while there will be one more diesel engine with the capability to deliver 260 hp.
Once again, we must warn all fans that US truck is not going to be the same vehicle we will see in other parts of the world. The US ready 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class should raise the bars in all output results. The upcoming truck is a good performer, with 2,400 pounds of payload capacity. Its towing record is also impressive. Not all pickups can make it up to 7,700 lbs. The US truck will be able to do at least 8,000 pounds.
2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Price
Experts predict that 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class is going to cost around $50,000. The truck for European buyers will cost between 38,000 and 39,000 euros, without extras. Converted in USD, it is roughly $45,000. However, further development and new items in the US version will make this pickup more expensive. With this price, the German manufacturer will make a statement what to expect from 2019 X-Class. A luxury truck with a luxurious cost.