Mercedes-Benz has decided to prematurely discontinue production of the X-class pickup, which debuted in July 2017. As it became known to the publication Auto Motor und Sport, the model will cease to be produced in May 2020.
- It was decided to abandon the Mercedes-Benz X-class, built on the basis of the Nissan Navara, due to low demand. The Germans had hoped to gain a foothold with the model in the burgeoning midsize pickup market, but only 16,700 X-classes were sold globally in 2018, and demand dropped to 15,300 units in 2019.
The reason for the poor sales is the highest price in the class. So, in Germany, a pickup truck costs at least 48,790 euros (3.4 million rubles), which is 15,595 euros (1.1 million rubles) more expensive than Navara, which sold 66,000 units only in the first half of 2019. A series of recall campaigns due to electronics problems also negatively affected sales of the Mercedes-Benz pickup.
- The X-Class is still being produced alongside Navar at Nissan's Spanish plant. "Nemets" is equipped only with turbodiesels: Japanese four-cylinder 2.3 with a capacity of 163 and 190 hp, as well as a 258-horsepower 3.0 V6 of its own design by Mercedes-Benz. In Russia, the base X-class costs 3,128,000 rubles, and the Nissan Navar is not for sale.