Mercedes-Benz is now constructing a medium-sized pickup truck for the next year with the name, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLT pickup truck as if it did not already have sufficient cars in its lineup. Yes, the new model GLT Pickup will be the most powerful workhorse in its lineup with finest credentials that happens to be derived from a lesser breed. Some people may call this a bad choice, but for some others, it is begged to differ. Among the ten highest-selling automobiles in the United States with the out-the-door deal prices more than 50K, five of them are pickup trucks. Indeed, this is one among the too-many-to-list-here reasons that the German automaker desires a piece of this not-so-modest pie. However, the problem with the 2017 model GLT Pickup is that a decision has not yet made regarding bringing it to the United States.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLT Pickup Exterior
Mercedes-Benz has already confirmed that the Mercedes GLT Pickup will be built up with Nissan, meaning that the new GLT Pickup will share its platform with the next cohort Nissan NP300 Navara because of a joint venture with Renault-Nissan. Both Nissan and Mercedes agreed to work together on the development of the truck, making it a truthfully joint venture.
The external modification of the 2017 model GLT Pickup starts with its customized front clip. The expansive shoulders, elevated hood, and huge grille offer the new vehicle good truck proportions. The couple percentages were dropped in support of an SUV-like traveler compartment with its high greenhouse and big doors.
The automaker will likely include its design specification into the bed, keeping the vehicle’s bed from resembling an afterthought. The rendering demonstrates the swooping pronunciation lines, running onto the bed, tying the entire thing together. On the other hand, the lines still seem sensible when envisaging the cargo box, restored with an even bed or functional box.
In addition, as the truck is utilitarian, the customary 21-inch diameter wheels and low silhouette tires are ditched in support of wheels with a more traditional size wrapped in tires with noticeable sidewalls, even still the wheels appear great. A couple of side steps assist ease entry into the elevated-riding truck at the same time as adding a chrome touch.
The automaker will definitely offer it with crew cab and single cab configurations, allowing buyers to choose what works best for their use. The new Mercedes-Benz GLT pickup 2017 comes equipped with a solid axle with leaf springs at the back. These springs will carry out the heavy lifting. It comes equipped with an autonomous suspension system in the front that will provide additional comfort to the occupants of the vehicle.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLT Pickup Interior
The interior of the next generation Mercedes-Benz Pickup truck is the place where the fight is powerful. However, Mercedes-Benz has designed the cabin with the features, similar to those of the 2016 model Mercedes Metris van, which is its newest entry into the medium-size van category, competing in both passenger and cargo segments. However, this will not be the identical design as the interior, but it will be designed with the level of function versus comfort.
The cabin of the new vehicle comes equipped with a dashboard, the center console as well as the radio interface, which are all made of plastic. The cabin also comes outfitted with a simple, two-gauge bunch with a thin-film-transistor display that shows the vehicle information. A discretionary leather-enveloped steering wheel with chrome pronunciations and superfluous controls are the only memento of the heritage of the vehicle.
The interior of the new Mercedes-Benz GLT pickup 2017 is on par with the Volkswagen Amarok and new Ranger, even though it is missing the bigger infotainment system of both models and the swanky thin-film-transistor display screen-filled gauge bunch of the Ranger. Briefly, this is what buyers can expect from the Mercedes medium size pickup trucks.
New Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck Engine
The automaker is likely to offer the 2017 Mercedes-Benz pickup truck with several engine options ranging from a price saving, four-cylinder petrol engine to a commanding turbodiesel engine. At this position, it is hard to pin down precisely what the automaker will slide beneath the hood because the truck is still five years old.
However, it is expected that the new GLT Pickup would come equipped with a four-cylinder turbocharged powertrain with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This powertrain would deliver the new vehicle the utmost power of 208 ponies and the utmost torque of 258 pounds per foot. Those powertrain figures are far more inspiring than the powertrain figures of the gasoline engine of the future Ranger and are competitive with the ratings of its four- cylinder and five-cylinder diesel engines. The Volkswagen Amarok is underpowered in contrast with its 177 ponies generated by its 2.0-liter displacement gas engine.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLT Pickup engine will be attached to a seven-velocity automatic transmission system, like in most Mercedes models. The powertrain accelerates the new pickup truck to the 60 mph velocity from the start in 9.5 seconds and assists it to get the top speed of 125 mph.
The 2017 GLT Pickup will be offered with both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems. The engine of the new vehicle offers it a maximum towing capacity of 2,205 pounds (approx 1002 kg). This is more than the towing capacity of the US version Chevrolet that gets only 1,590 pounds (approx 723 kg) and the towing capacity of the Silverado 1500 that gets 2,060 pounds (approx 936 kg).
Base price and the date of release
Mercedes-Benz has not yet revealed the base price and the date of release of its new GLT Pickup. However, from reliable sources, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLT Pickup release date is expected to be the fourth quarter of 2016. Again, it is hard to forecast everything regarding the new model truck, but the new Mercedes truck is expected to stick around its rivalry in terms of the price. The base trim of the US version of the 2015 model VW Amarok comes with the starting price of at $27,000 and it goes up to $50,000. Considering this, it is expected that the preliminary price of the new Mercedes GLT Pickup truck will be $ 30,000.