Models that contain segment segments that are not the largest in the core of the revenue generating company will typically be the first to be reduced when the belts have to be tightened, and in the case of the Daimler, the X-Class will be discharged this time. Pick up a three-star truck will be thrown out of the product line in the light of profit warnings by branding sources, Automotive News Europe registered.
The X-Class was launched in 2017, adding a segment of light commercial vehicles to a dealer firm that entered the globally popular medium-sized truck, populated as Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara (where X-based is based) and, of course, Toyota Hilux.
The popular segment also means that it is competitive and only 16,700 units of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class were sold last year across Europe, Australia and South Africa, the report said. Stuttgart ruled out the United States as a full-size pickicker market.
Previously, there was talk of a possible variant of the V8 petrol engines, while an additional bodystyle was also spotted on road tests. The V8 is unlikely because the medium-sized mid-market market is mainly focused on four-cylinder drives, and it remains to be seen whether this product will turn into production, perhaps as a lifecycle model.
X-Class production plans at the Renault-Nissan plant in Argentina for the South American market have been postponed, and Daimler has reduced its forecast for the fourth time in 13 months, while redistributing funds for the regulations on diesel emissions and the airbag reminds, Automotive News Europe registered.
The X-Class line is currently comprised of 163 hp X 220 d and 190 hp X250 d, which runs a 2.3-liter diesel engine with one turbocharger and two sequential turbochargers. The V6 Turbocharged 350 liters x 350 d was followed in 2018, producing 258 hp and 550 Nm of torque, with seven-speed automatic transmission and a constant drive on all four wheels 4Matic.
GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz X-Class X 250 d 4Matic, Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz X-Class X 220 d 4Matic, Frankfurt Motor Show 2017