Mercedes-Benz will reveal the full details or their pickup on 25th October, this detail has been announced via a brief and very dramatic teaser video, the thing I don’t get is why reveal the teaser, I mean just show us the thing as we have all seen it testing.

As you may be aware the Benz truck gets a rather awkward start to life as it shares a platform with a Nissan Navara, this is like constructing a modern glass fronted art-deco building on the foundations of a mud hut as far as I’m concerned, as in not exactly a strong start.

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Now having caught a brief glimpse of the thing, I am convinced it will likely be quite a stunner in the looks department which is a good thing indeed, just check out that chin spoiler set-up and the front light clusters, just fantastic to look at.

Who will actually buy this truck, likely owners of current high-end trucks that will be attracted to the badge and the build-quality, Mercedes-Benz have confirmed this truck will carry a metric ton of crap or payload as some may call it, although can you see anyone wanting to fill their high-end pretty Mercedes with freshly sawed logs or compost, me neither.

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Also, if you do buy one of these, one day someone will ask you what you drive, you will reply “A Mercedes-Benz”, then the awkward part will follow as they respond with “really, niceeee, C Class or E Class” then the conversation goes downhill from this moment onwards, you get the picture.

Either way, Mercedes-Benz would appear to be about to break the mould in truck design and will be making it somewhat cooler. The Mercedes-Benz truck is unveiled in Stockholm on 25 October.

 

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