2018 Mercedes X-Class May Give Ridgeline Some Ideas
Every passing day brings us closer to the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and we can’t wait to meet the vehicle in person. If you are wondering on what the X-Class is, the vehicle is a luxury pickup truck that is based on a platform from Nissan.
The keyword here is ‘luxury pickup-truck’ – a segment that Mercedes wants to start with the X-Class. Despite being based on products from Nissan, the X-Class will be wearing Mercedes’ badge hence it will be coming with some state-of-the-art luxury features.
Unfortunately, however, we are still unable to get a rough idea on how the outcome will be like. We have checked out the spy shots and we don’t see anything that is truly eye-catching with the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. It could probably be because the luxury bits are hidden under the camouflage skin.
If so, then we can safely say that the luxurious parts have a pretty minor role to play on the vehicle’s exterior hence this can allow other ‘ordinary’ pickup trucks to measure up to the X-Class.
The biggest potential rival we may see is a Honda Ridgeline that has been reworked by Acura. The latter has admitted before that they are observing the situation. If the X-Class turns into a hit, then we can be sure that Acura will adopt the Honda Ridgeline before upgrading it with luxury parts.