The automobile companies are now focusing on pickup truck segment. It is not only limited to the companies known for making typical light and heavy duty pickups like GM and Toyota. Niche and luxury car brands are also hopping on the bandwagon. It was in 2015 that the news of German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz making foray into the luxury pickup segment made headlines. The iconic carmaker took more than 2 years to come up with the production version of X Class. The X Class is actually based on the popular Nissan Navara. Now, the company is planning to launch a performance oriented AMG version of the X Class pickup – 2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class AMG . The details are yet to be confirmed though.
2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class AMG – Fresh New Look Promised
The first production version of 2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class AMG received mixed response. This was owing to the fact that it was not an original design but resemblances with Nissan Navara were quite prominent. The possibility of the company launching the high end AMG version of the X Class truck is there.
No matter when it is actually launched, the design will be distinctive and it will be slotted above existing 3 trims- Pure, Power and progressive. The grielle and lamps may be revamped. The exterior may also get some accents and a skid plate may be present. It may also get new and larger alloy wheels and Led lamps. A few new exterior colors may also be used for this variant.
As is the case with AMG class sedans and SUVs from Mercedes Benz, the X Class AMG will also get a cabin with excellent craftsmanship and premium quality materials. You may expect Led ambient lighting, power sunroof and leather-wrapped dashboard. Heated and ventilated seats are also likely to be present.
2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class AMG – Main Power Production Unit
The company has not said anything on the powertrain to be used in the upcoming 2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class AMG truck. The 3.0-litre V6 used in the regular trims may not be used in it. While the company has not said much on the chance of using a V8 engine under its hood, it will certainly be a powerful engine.
The upcoming 2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class AMG will definitely be sold with plenty of advanced safety features. The luxury truck will also be laden with several amenities. So, you can expect the truck to be sold with several airbags, vehicle stability control, lane keep assist and automated emergency braking. Adaptive cruise control and rearview camera are also expected.
A large infotainment screen with support for Bluetooth and GPS are going to be offered. It is likely to be sold with enough customization choices and packages.
2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class AMG – Price and Availability
While Mercedes has not said much on the availability and pricing of the upcoming 2020 X-Class AMG luxury truck, it may hit the roads in 2020. The expected price is approx $60,000.
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class AMG 2020 luxury truck does not have too many rivals, as it is. It will be pitted against the popular Chevrolet Colorado Z71. With the right powertrain and revised styling it can hit the bull’s eye.