The upcoming 2024 Mercedes-Benz X-Class is going on sale, reportedly. The comeback of the Mercedes’ only pickup truck is happening, so can’t wait to hear more details. Previous generation was a failure, and even Mercedes admitted that.
However, trucks are now popular like never before. Moreover, the all-electric vehicles are taking over the market. Therefore, building electric truck makes perfect sense. New model will depart from the Nissan Navara, so we expect to see something completely new from Mercedes and its X-Class model.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Electric
We are currently in an era of electrification within the automotive industry, with carmakers rushing to electrify their lineups as quickly as possible. Mercedes-Benz is among the leaders in this aspect, making an all-electric pickup truck seem quite likely. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz X-Class would benefit from the company’s advanced technologies, and in this case, it probably wouldn’t share much with the Navara.
Instead, it would become a part of the EQ family, and we expect it would be named the EQX. This model would come with an all-electric powertrain, and many parts would be shared with models like the EQE and EQS, not just in terms of electric motors and batteries, but also in terms of aesthetics. The front end would likely come with the same grille and lighting groups as these other models. Of course, the crew cab layout would be the only one on offer, and we wouldn’t exclude the possibility of seeing full-size dimensions, which would put this model in competition with trucks like the F-150 Lightning and Tesla Cybertruck.
If Mercedes-Benz decides to use the Navara as the basis for the 2024 X-Class, it will have to differentiate it more significantly from the Nissan model. One option is to provide it with unique styling that aligns with the brand’s current design language. The interior would need to be more upscale, too, with the latest tech features.
In terms of powertrain options, Mercedes could use its own engines and transmissions instead of relying on Nissan’s offerings. The X-Class could get a range of diesel and gasoline engines, as well as a hybrid powertrain. The company may also consider introducing a plug-in hybrid version, which would further differentiate the X-Class from its competitors.
Lastly, the X-Class could get an improved suspension system that provides a more comfortable ride and better handling. Mercedes-Benz has always been known for its focus on luxury and performance, and the new X-Class would need to reflect those values to be successful.
It’s possible that Mercedes-Benz may focus on offering a more luxurious package with a finer interior and more tech features to make the new X-Class successful. There could also be mechanical upgrades, especially in terms of the powertrain.
While the previous model was only offered with diesel engines, this time around, we could see a gasoline version, potentially with the company’s new 3.0-liter turbo inline-four engine. Some sort of electrification, possibly even a plug-in hybrid setup, would also be expected.
2024 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Launch Date
Right now, the 2024 Mercedes-Benz X-Class is not official yet. However, many reports are saying that the comeback of the X-Class truck is happening, most likely by the end of 2023. The price is not available yet, but we will publish more info once Mercedes provide official specs.