Mercedes-Benz Utility – News and Updates

According to a release from the Renault-Nissan Alliance, we will get to know Mercedes-Benz pick-up utility vehicle better later in October.

In the release, the primary focus is on the deal between Nissan, Renault and Mercedes-Benz, who joined together to manufacture a new pick-up truck. The new release offered some deeper insight of the vehicle.

According to the release:”It will be engineered and designed by Daimler to meet the specific needs of its customers in Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America.The vehicle will have all of Mercedes-Benz’ distinctive characteristics and features. Production of the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will take place at the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, and at Nissan’s Barcelona plant in Spain, where the Nissan NP300 Frontier [the name used for the vehicle in Europe] and the Renault Alaskan will also be produced”

Moreover, the release read:”In October, Mercedes-Benz will provide further insights into the new pickup truck’s design, strategy and markets”

The alliance between Mercedes-Benz and Renault-Nissan can also brag with vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Infiniti Q30 and Infiniti QX30.

Chairman and the CEO of the Renault-Nissan, Carlos Ghosn said:”The partnership between Daimler and the Alliance has grown and matured. It is based on a spirit of cooperation and trust that has strengthened over the years. The results have clearly benefitted both partners. By sharing development and production costs, we have been able to enter new segments and offer our customers more compelling vehicles with the latest technology and features at more competitive prices.”

For Dieter Zetsche, the head of Mercedes-Benz, the development of this model doesn’t recognize geographical borders. He declared:”Over the last seven years we’ve established a partnership that extends from parts to platforms, from co-development to co-production and from cars to commercial vehicles. And we did so in project-oriented, diverse teams that share competences across continents. They are driven by the best ideas – may they originate in Paris, Stuttgart, or Yokohama. So, our future cooperation continues to hold great promise.”

The name of the new Mercedes-Benz ute is still unknown.

On the other hand, Volkswagen Australia managing director Michael Bartsch told CarAdvide that he has no fear of competition. He said:” Volkswagen has never been shy of a challenge, and Volkswagen’s position will always be that we certainly won’t be the most expensive, but in terms of product quality and substance and engineering, I’m absolutely convinced the Amarok will always stand up and be comparable to brands that hide behind the luxury badge and charge too much money.”

Stay tuned for more details.