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Mercedes-Benz reveals new luxury bakkie - and its coming to SA

IgnitionLIVE | 2016-10-27 11:57:23.0
Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans present the new Mercedes-Benz Pickup at a press event held at the art gallery Artipelag in Stockholm
Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans present the new Mercedes-Benz Pickup at a press event held at the art gallery Artipelag in Stockholm, Sweden on October 25, 2016.
Image by: TT NEWS AGENCY / REUTERS

Mercedes-Benz this week pulled the wraps off their all-new Concept X-Class – a premium pickup (or 'bakkie' in South African speak) that aims to steal customers away from the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger faithful.

Although still in the concept phase Mercedes-Benz expects the final production version of the X-Class to arrive in South Africa early in 2018.

Business Day Motor News editor, Mark Smyth, attended the unveiling to find out more about this exciting new addition the Mercedes-Benz range. Read his first impressions here.

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