Daimler Benz is about to reveal some hitherto unknown truths about their new premium pickup truck, the 2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck. The company has emphasized that this new truck will not be a typical North American truck. What’s more, the Mercedes GLT will also not be competing directly with the likes of the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra cars. Nor is it going to compete directly with the Ford F-150.
2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Mercedes Benz will probably take the 2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck and place in the segment for small mid-size pickups. It is aimed at buyers in other markets including Latin America and Africa as well as the Middle East. The GLT will also be introduced into the European markets, but there the market for such vehicles is not very big. For the time being, the company does not plan to sell its 2019 GLT in America.
The new 2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck will probably be developed in association with Nissan. In fact, Nissan will probably build the frame of the GLT as well as its axles and Nissan will also produce its body structure. Daimler on the other hand is going to produce the sheet metal and the interiors as well as the drivetrain.
Daimler Benz has yet to finalize all the details of its new 2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck. However, sources close to the company say that the GLT will be offered with a number of four as well as six cylinder petrol and diesel engines, which are to be sourced from the company’s own manufacturing facilities. The GLT will be offered as a four-wheel as well as rear-wheel drive vehicle. In addition, the company also plans to offer buyers the option of either choosing a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission. Even so, the company is sure to vary the final specs according to the market in which the GLT is being sold.
The new 2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck will have four doors. The company also promises that the GLT Pickup Truck will be very spacious and that the finest materials will be used in the cabin. At the very least, the interiors will be far better than those that found in similar pickups. Passenger space will also be best in class. It would not be wrong to say that this will be an elite pickup truck that is far better than what the competition has to offer.
2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck: Release Date and Price
According to reliable sources, the new 2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck will be introduced late in 2018 or early in 2019, and it will hit dealerships one year after its introduction. The most basic version of the GLT will sell for about 30 000 dollars. The 2019 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck competes with pickup trucks made by Ford and GM as well as Dodge. These competitors have a stranglehold over the pickup market in the US, which is why Mercedes Benz is targeting other markets. The GLT will probably be offered as a dual cab though the company also plans to sell it as a single cab vehicle. The company has not released too many technical details but it says that the vehicle will owe a lot to the Nissan Navara UTE.