2020 vision for the next level of luxury midsize pickups
No doubt we’ll be hearing a lot more about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz pickup over the next six months. M-B says they’ll be announcing a decision on whether or not to bring their midsize pickup to the U.S. shores, but I suspect we’ll see them here sooner than later.
They brought in the Sprinter vans and that’s been a big success.
A luxo-pickup? Makes perfect sense.
If you are already a die-hard Merc owner with toys to tow and a construction company to run, why not drive around in a beautiful midsize pickup that would overshadow the nicest any other pickup manufacturer has to offer in both luxury and build quality.
Honda developed the Ridgeline for the same reason: to appeal to Honda product owners.
Mercedes-Benz is doing the same, but with a pickup that will most likely be one of the plushest ever offered in the U.S. if it comes Stateside.
On top of that M-B says the initial offering will be based on the Nissan NP300, so it’ll defintely have a certain amount of utility function as a real pickup.
The Mercedes-Benz 1-ton pickup for overseas’ sale will be built by Nissan in Cordoba, Argentina, along with the Nissan NP300 and the Renault 1-ton truck, for Latin America.
Will they build a plusher, softer-riding version for the U.S. market? Our pickup manufacturers do.
During the New York International auto Show Mercedes-Benz announced they’ll make a formal decision on that move by December 31st. Start saving your dollars!