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Mercedes-Benz ceases X-Class production in May

X Class products ends in May 2020
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pick-up/Bakkie – images: www.mercedes-benz.co.za

What started in 2017 (3 years ago) unfortunately stops in May of 2020.  The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is one of the luxurious pickup trucks sold by a division of German Company, Daimler AG. The pick-up was witnessed for the first time in July of 2017.

In a statement, Mercedes-Benz confirms the end of X-Class: “It has been decided that from the end of May 2020, we will no longer produce this relatively young model, In our global product portfolio, the X-Class is a niche product which plays a great role in a few markets, including Australia and South Africa.”, according to a report.

X-Class ceases to exist
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pick-up/Bakkie – images: www.mercedes-benz.co.za

Last year, the X-Class sold only 15 300 units worldwide whereas Toyota sold 47,759 in the same period, which led to a decision to terminate the production of the X-class. It is built in the image of a Nisan Navara (Used its chassis) and Navara sold 66K units in the first half of 2019 according to a report on carmag. The Mercedes-Benz’s commercial division lost €2, 4 billion (R39.6 Billion) thus their primary goal at this instance, is to recover and save costs.

In 2018, 16 700 X-Class bakkies were sold and this number declined by 1300 sales. X-Class ended without a facelift.

X-Class has only launched in Australian 2 years ago and “Now it has been decided that from the end of May 2020, we will no longer produce this relatively young model,” reads the statement.

There isn’t enough fan-base for the Mercedes pick-up trucks. The X-Class will still be available and all its demands will be met by the German company, including service and warranty services.


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