Mercedes, a German automobile manufacturer, that is reputed for manufacturing cars for corporate executives, is now for the first time experimenting with producing a pickup truck. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The pickup truck segment in the United States is soaring. According to the statistics by the Journal, more than 200,000 pickup trucks were sold in the August this year. The biggest market share of pickup truck manufacturing companies belongs to Ford Motor Company and Mercedes is nowhere near. It would be interesting to see how 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT pickup truck would compete in this already overcrowded market segment. Here in this article, we have provided a detailed examination and overview of 2018 version of GLT.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT – Exterior and Interior Design:
Some of the obvious changes that were observed are that this pickup will be available in two cabin configuration. The company has mounted 21 inches thick, meaty tires in this vehicle. This will give it a good grip when driving in off-road terrain.
The vehicle is overall wider than the common pickup trucks available in the market. This will give an extra room to the passengers. The center console is something that has disappointed many individuals who were looking forward to purchasing this truck. There is nothing unique and catchy about the dashboard. Well, it seems that the engineers of this pickup truck have only done their best to maximize the performance and efficiency and less attention is given to make the interior cabin of the truck compelling and beautiful. What a shame!
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT – Engine Specification and Performance:
The partnership of Renault and Daimler means that we will be seeing many features of this upcoming truck resembling Nissan’s Navarra. The first similarity is that 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT is based on the body-on-frame concept just like the Navarra. So, under the hood of this truck, there will be a 2.0-liter 4 and 6-cylinder diesel or petrol engine that would enable the vehicle to achieve a maximum speed of 125 mph. This truck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of just 10 seconds.
According to some experts, this vehicle will be capable of producing 161 hp energy and will generate 266 lb-ft torque. While others believe that the upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT will be able to produce 208 hp. The estimated towing capacity of this pickup truck is 2200 pounds which is much greater than the towing capacity of other pickup trucks currently available in the market.
It is also rumored that Mercedes could place a turbocharged V6 3.0-liter petrol or diesel engine under the hood of the upcoming model of this pickup truck. If that’s true, then get ready to enjoy a truck with a super speed drive.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT – Price, Release Date, and Competitions:
Even a shepherd in the plains of Africa would know that Mercedes is a luxury car brand and its cars are a bit pricey. Also by that, we mean that this luxury pickup truck is expected to carry a hefty price tag. Finally, market gurus are speculating that the company will be pricing the base model of this vehicle at $30,000 and the price is expected to reach $45,000 for more advanced trims of the vehicle. The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT is expected to be released in ‘Paris Auto Show’ that will be held in September 2017.
As we mentioned earlier, the pickup truck segment is already an overcrowded market segment. This is why it is obvious that 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLT will be facing intense competition in the market when it is launched. Following is the list of some of the pickups that GLT pickup will be facing intense rivalry.
- Ford F-Series
- Toyota Tacoma Trd Pro
- GMC Sierra
- Nissan Frontier
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Volkswagen Amarok
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