The Mercedes-Benz X-Class will make its debut on July 18, less than two weeks from now. The carmaker has released a video teaser of its first ever pick-up truck model, titled “First of a new kind”.

The clip, which is just over a minute long, shows the X-Class in the city and the country, which we can take to mean that the truck is both cultured for urban use and rugged enough to go off-road. Which is a given, as pick-up trucks have gone beyond serving contractors and are expected to do family duties even. Will the Mercedes X-Class set a new benchmark in truck plushness and comfort?

We also see a bull and many horses, which could be Stuttgart trying to imply that its new model is strong and fast. We also get a decent look at the truck’s grille and headlamps/DRLs, as well as its rear LED signatures. The X-Class has a conventional square-cut pick-up shape, and is nothing radical in the looks department. Its side surfacing is flatter than the donor Nissan Navara NP300.

Mercedes has previously revealed that higher-end variants will be powered by a turbodiesel V6, likely a 3.0 litre with 258 hp and 620 Nm. Other models could get a 2.3 litre twin-turbo four-pot diesel found in the Navara (elsewhere), with up to 188 hp and 450 Nm on tap.

The four-wheel drive system will combine an electronic traction system, a two-speed transfer case and differential locks on the centre shaft and rear axle. The whole system shuffles power to the axle with the most grip, and both differentials can be locked for extreme off-road driving. The gearbox can be the 7G-Tronic or nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic.

The company quotes a payload capacity of more than 1.1 tonnes and a towing capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes. The X-Class will also benefit from the Navara’s five-link rear suspension with coil springs, ensuring better ride comfort. How does the idea of a Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck appeal to you?


GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz X-Class spyshots