2024 Mercedes-Benz X-Class : What the Future Holds?

The original X-Class was the German carmaker’s attempt to bring luxury to the pickup truck market. The model was launched in 2017 but eventually failed to sell. Due to slow sales, it was scrapped in 2020. The model was luxurious, but it wasn’t enough for traditional carmakers to buy it. This was nothing more than a fancy Navara. It seems that the company plans to bring back this nameplate. The 2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class is expected to revive the nameplate. This time, the German manufacturer wants things to be right.

2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class
2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class

It’s difficult to know what this really means. While we cannot speculate on the design characteristics, we can recall a few possible directions for the next iteration. The first would be a completely new design, built on the next-generation Navara. The second one would be complete electrification.

2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class Design

There are two options for the 2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class. First, we could see another Navara-based pickup. The pickup from Nissan is an excellent vehicle that can be used as a base for any pickup truck. We could also soon see the new X-Class. This model would be built on the next-generation Navara platform, which will likely continue to ride on the familiar, but greatly updated F-Alpha platform. You might be wondering what Mercedes-Benz could do differently to make this model more successful than the first.

We believe that the German manufacturer will offer a more luxurious package with more tech features and a better interior. There are mechanical upgrades that can be made, particularly to the powertrain. There were a few familiar diesel engines that were available in the previous model.

They were capable and well-refined. We could also see a gasoline model. It could be one of the company’s most familiar units like the 3.0-liter turbo-inline-four. This would make a big difference. It is also possible to electrify the vehicle, or even create a plug-in hybrid.

Specs

The automotive industry is now in an electrified age. Every carmaker tries to electrify their lineup within the shortest time possible. This is why the all-electric pickup sounds very likely. The 2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class¬†would be able to benefit from its advanced technologies, though it wouldn’t have much in common with the Navara.

2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class Changes
2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class Changes

It would be part of the EQ family and we assume that the company will use the EQX moniker. The model would have an all-electric configuration, so it would share many parts with models like EQE or EQS. Not only in terms of electric motors and batteries but also aesthetically. For example, the front end would feature the same grille as EQE’s lighting groups.

2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class Review
2024 Mercedes Benz X-Class Review

The crew cab layout will be the only option, but we won’t rule out the possibility of seeing full-size dimensions. This would place this model in direct competition with trucks such as F-150 Lightning or Tesla Cybertruck.

2024 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Rumors

These rumors are logical, but the fact that officials are still silent and the previous X-Class was a failure indicates that there are very few chances of this model being produced. We will know more as time goes by, so keep checking back for updates.