The much-anticipated new Mercedes-Benz ute has been teased for a second time, with the German brand releasing a backlit image of the cloaked model, labelled Mercedes-Benz Pickup “The Concept”.
The image is the latest teaser to be released by Mercedes-Benz, which isn’t just a luxury car maker but also has a big portion of the commercial vehicle market tied up with its Sprinter van, not to mention its Citan small van (not sold in Australia) and its larger truck lines.
The Mercedes-Benz Pickup “The Concept” is believed to give a glimpse of a near-production concept model of the new utility vehicle, though the version we will see revealed in Stockholm, Sweden at 6.30 pm Central European Time on Tuesday October 25 (or 3.30 am Wednesday October 26 AEDT) could well be a sportier, more lifestyle-focused show car.
It wouldn’t be out of character for this ute to be seen more as a lifestyle-oriented model – the brand has said it will offer workhorse versions as well as softer, more luxurious examples of its new ute.
The new ute from Mercedes-Benz is expected to be offered solely as a dual-cab model, though other variants could follow. It is to be built off the same architecture as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan, as part of a deal between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler.
We can expect diesel drivetrains to dominate, with the likely offering being a 2.3-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder, though a six-cylinder to combat the new Volkswagen Amarok V6 would almost seem a certainty.
CarAdvice is attending the international reveal of the new Mercedes-Benz utility in Stockholm, Sweden. Stay tuned for more news and information as it comes to hand.