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Mercedes announced today that it would fully reveal its new pickup truck on October 25 in Stockholm, and now the company has released a teaser trailer revealing some highlights of the truck. While it doesn’t reveal much about the bed, we do get to see some other significant details.
At the front, the truck will feature dramatically swept back headlights, which are shaped similarly to that of the Mercedes-AMG GT. It also appears to have a large mesh grille at the center. Below that is a surprisingly low and deep lip spoiler. So although the earlier announcement hinted at off-pavement capability, Mercedes clearly still has a road-focused mindset for this truck.
The other potentially important detail is in the cab. While only visible for a moment, the window beltline kicks up at the back door in much the same way as the Nissan NP300 Navara, which rumors suggest will be the basis for this Mercedes. Mercedes fanned these flames when it openly announced that it would collaborate with Nissan-Renault on a truck. It also wouldn’t be the first time Nissan’s midsize pickup was rebadged, since Renault sells its own version as the Alaskan.
The Navara and Alaskan will eventually be built in Spain and Argentina, so the Mercedes will probably be built there as well. Importing the truck would subject it to the Chicken Tax, which would make it exorbitantly expensive. That being said, if Nissan decides to replace the Frontier with the Navara, it would have to find a way to get around the tax, probably by moving a production line to America. If Nissan did this, Mercedes could probably also build its truck at the same plant, avoiding the tax – even so, let’s say this Mercedes truck is likely not coming to the States. Regardless, we’ll be sure to have all the details on the Mercedes truck on Tuesday.