Let’s be honest – European pickups cannot stand hand and hand with those produced by Ford, GMC, Dodge, Ram, Toyota, etc. The nice reason is that customers in the US and Canada have more dependence on such vehicles. However, this won’t mean that European car manufacturers can’t create a decent pickup. Probably the most expected an example may be coming from Mercedes factory and it will be named 2018 Mercedes GLT Pickup. It is going to be considered a midsize truck that will try to put itself on the North American market. Although release particular date is a bit far, the truck was spotted on the streets and we have some spy photos already.
2018 Mercedes Benz GLT Redesign
As you can see in the photographs, the 2018 Mercedes GLT Pickup will resemble North American trucks. Though it was heavily camouflaged it is apparent it shares lots of features with Nissan Navara. Hood is likely to be increased and grille seems quite large. Above the air vents, we discovered headlight which is large for a midsize pickup unusually. You will discover side steps on each relative aspect since this pick up truck is quite tall. Rear gate is quite practical because it can be opened down and sideways.
Alas, we couldn’t take a look inside the cabin. Therefore interior remains a huge mystery and we absolutely don’t possess an idea what might be located inside. However, Mercedes will have top-notch interiors thus we won’t need to afraid they will let us down. Just please show patience a little bit and await the German automaker to release more details concerning this midsize pickup.
2018 Mercedes Benz GLT Engine
It is very early to talk about the engine as well still, but we can speculate over this as well certainly. We think that the model will be equipped with gas and turbo diesel unit in 4 and 6 cylinders configuration, which seems as a typical engine selection for modern mid-sized pickups. Let us make the prediction of the horses and torque by looking at a few of the latest German offers in the segment.
For instance, the latest VW Amarok’s engine motor produces 177 horsepower, so we think that Mercedes will need this capacity one step further to deliver around 205 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. If the vehicle will be by using a familiar Mercedes 2.0-liter engine, it is likely that it shall be coupled with an automated seven-speed transmission that allows both FWD and AWD. Also, this engine should accelerate the GLT to 60 miles each hour in around 8-9 seconds with the top speed up to 130 miles each hour.
That’s all we really can predict at this point but it is likely that Mercedes will provide some premium machines as well, such as V8 unit. Let’s wait and see.
2018 Mercedes Benz Price and Release Date
The price tag on the 2018 Mercedes GLT Pickup will probably be around $30,000 which is $3,000 more than Amarok’s price. Some sociable people imagine it will be presented by the finish of the year, but 2017 seems more sensible.