Mercedes ends production of luxury X-Class pickup

Fans of Mercedes’ X-Class pickup will have to look elsewhere for a posh truck, as the firm is ending production this month due to disappointing sales.

The company only introduced the vehicle two years ago and, at the time, it was seen as a genuine rival to the VW Amarok and Ford Ranger at the upper end of the leisure market.

The V6 350d was added to the line-up in late 2018 and, with a few popular extras included, had a list price that topped £50,000.

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“It has been decided that from the end of May 2020, we will no longer produce this relatively young model,” said Mercedes.

Warning signs came last year, when the firm axed plans to sell the X-Class in Argentina, as the price expectation of Latin America customers was not “economically viable”.

The truck is based on the Nissan Navara and, while Merc sold 15,300 units in the whole of 2019, Nissan sold 66,000 of its version in the first six months alone.

The X-Class will still be available from Mercedes UK while stocks last.

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