Late last year, German automaker Mercedes-Benz introduced a concept known as the X-Class pickup truck, which shocked the world because, who ever thought that MB would produce a luxurious pickup truck, right?
Initially saying that the X-Class would not be available in the United States, Mercedes-Benz may be changing course, toying with the idea of nixing that plan and weighing the positives and negatives of such a move.
With the full-size pickup market in the States insanely competitive—Americans love big, bad, strong, powerful trucks—Mercedes sounds as if they may want to join the battle, per CNET.
“We are watching developments very closely, and we will take a decision at the appropriate time,” said Volker Mornhinweg, head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division, at a press conference in Stuttgart, Germany.
The biggest problem, like most things, might be production costs and border taxes, with Mercedes unsure if its Argentine plant would be able to meet demand, thus, potentially, leading to a U.S. facility to be considered.
The X-Class concept has two distinct styles: the Stylish Explorer and the Powerful Adventurer, with the former designed as a lifestyle vehicle that’s meant more for city dwellers, while the latter focuses on utility and off-roading capabilities.
As of right now, the vehicle’s slated to sell in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Australia—but, hopefully, the U.S. will join that list soon, because the truck looks dazzling.
Check out more pics of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class to see why we hope it becomes available Stateside soon.