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10-27-2019 03:38 PM
mmkay
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Originally Posted by ETC View Post
I'm starting to think that selling the X-Class in the U.S. might have been necessary.

I mean, the mid-size segment is taking off, so much that some automakers are returning and others preparing for a bigger fight.

Ford is one of them that's returning.

MB execs must be kicking themselves!
I don't think Mercedes would've been able to price the X-Class competitively enough for it to make a mark in the States.
09-19-2019 08:19 PM
benzventure
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Originally Posted by ETC View Post
I'm starting to think that selling the X-Class in the U.S. might have been necessary.

I mean, the mid-size segment is taking off, so much that some automakers are returning and others preparing for a bigger fight.

Ford is one of them that's returning.

MB execs must be kicking themselves!
Bad idea.
You don't launch a pickup as special as this in the most competitive mid-size pickup market.
Especially when there's a lot of anxiety around owning anything German

People rather buy the Tacoma, Colorado or Canyon, even if they are not any bit as fancy.
09-17-2019 07:32 PM
ETC I'm starting to think that selling the X-Class in the U.S. might have been necessary.

I mean, the mid-size segment is taking off, so much that some automakers are returning and others preparing for a bigger fight.

Ford is one of them that's returning.

MB execs must be kicking themselves!
09-15-2019 01:06 PM
mmkay
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Originally Posted by benzventure View Post
Mercedes has no excuse not to do it.
A lot of components can be used from other Mercedes utility vehicles helping to cut down on cost.
Very true, but you never know how their executives are going to think when it comes to stuff like this.
09-06-2019 07:38 PM
benzventure Mercedes has no excuse not to do it.
A lot of components can be used from other Mercedes utility vehicles helping to cut down on cost.
09-01-2019 11:49 AM
mmkay
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Originally Posted by benzventure View Post
For all we know it might be what Mercedes has planned with the new G-Class lineup.
What do you think the chances are it will happen?
As much as I'd like to see it, I'm not holding my breath for it. But I'm happy to be proven wrong by Mercedes.
08-25-2019 11:33 PM
benzventure For all we know it might be what Mercedes has planned with the new G-Class lineup.
What do you think the chances are it will happen?
08-17-2019 10:52 AM
mmkay
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A luxurious pickup that shares a platform with the G-Class might work. Only downside is it would be priced higher but done right as a purist MB.
I didin't even consider that, but I think that could work as a proper full size pickup truck with G-Class performance. They could keep the boxy style too, kind of like what Jeep did with the Gladiator.
08-09-2019 08:04 PM
benzventure
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I agree I think a SUT version of one of their SUVs wouldbe a mistake. The best route would be for Mercedes to create its own platform, but that would cost an incredible amount of money to do.
A luxurious pickup that shares a platform with the G-Class might work. Only downside is it would be priced higher but done right as a purist MB.
07-29-2019 04:03 PM
mmkay
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I had a feeling this would happen. The other option is to launch an SUT version of an existing SUV but I wouldn't want an SUT of either one!
I agree I think a SUT version of one of their SUVs wouldbe a mistake. The best route would be for Mercedes to create its own platform, but that would cost an incredible amount of money to do.
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