The 4×4 they will show in Paris won’t be the finished product, but a concept vehicle. This means you’ll have to wait even longer to get your hands on a production version of the X-Class with those in Germany and left-hand markets getting first dibs. The UK might not get their chance until 2018.
The real thing is months away, but the official sketch shows a very Mercedes-ish truck. There’s the familiar three-bar grille, and curvy wings that are reminiscent of Mercedes SUVs. The double-cab design is a sure thing, but a single cab hasn’t been ruled out.
According to AutoExpress, it will share much of the Nissan Navara’s platform. That features a 2.3-liter diesel, but the Mercedes will likely have 4- and 6-cylinder gas and diesel engines with both manual and automatic variants. There’s even talk of a hybrid, but we won’t know for sure until it finally makes its debut.