Daimler and Renault announced the joint development of a 1-ton Mercedes pickup truck earlier this year. The first Mercedes pickup truck will share some of its components with the third generation Nissan NP300. It will be engineered and designed by Daimler though, to keep it very Mercedes-like in terms of luxury and quality, and to meet the specific needs of its customers in Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America.
The Mercedes pickup truck, that’ll is allegedly going to be called the Mercedes GLT, will be built by Nissan in the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, along with the Nissan NP300 and a Renault 1-ton pickup truck, as well as at the Nissan Barcelona plant in Spain. The German automaker’s first crossover will enter production before the end of the decade.
Mercedes’ Australia/Pacific subsidiary will play a significant role in the development of the forthcoming pickup truck, including road testing, as per a report. Moreover, according to this report, the engine, the suspension tuning, the four-wheel drive system, and the interior will be purely Mercedes-Benz. While the launch for Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America is confirmed, there’s no word on North American launch. Recent reports suggest that U.S. and Canada won’t likely be getting the pickup truck, at least not in the foreseeable future.
More information is available in the press release.