We have recently seen some future high-end models from Mercedes-Benz being sent for testing at the Ring or on the roads, like the future E-Class Coupe. But the German carmaker is also paying a lot of special attention to its utes models, with a high-end pickup truck getting a lot of interest from the media as well.
We are looking here at the future Mercedes-Benz GLT or X-Class ute, the carmaker deciding on the pickup`s name on the 25th of October when it is reported to be officially launched, even if Mercedes has not yet confirmed the date.
This means that we might be seeing the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLT again, at the 2016 Sao Paolo International Motor Show, with the model to hit its dealerships, starting 2017.
As we already know from previous articles, the all-new GLT ute will be created in a partnership between Daimler and Renault-Nissan, the pickup truck underpinning the same platform as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan.
In the engine department, the all-new GLT will also borrow some of the mills also found on the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan, including a 2.3-liter flat-four turbocharged diesel, with 141 kW and 450 Nm of torque, and followed by a 2.5-liter flat-four petrol. A higher 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel will also join the club with 190 kW and 620 Nm of torque.
Once debuting in Brazil, the all-new GLT will be available only in Europe, Latin America and South Africa, coming as the direct competitor of the Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Toyota HiLux or Volkswagen Amarok.