2018 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck Price, Specs and Release Date

Wednesday, April 12th 2017. | Mercedes-Benz


Mercedes is popular in some segments such as sedan, but they are a newcomer to enter the pickup truck market. This German automaker does not give up. They start cooperating with Nissan to develop and produce the new 2018 Mercedes GLT. It will enter the pickup truck class and it is a good way to start extending their marketplace. As you know, the demand for pickup truck in the United States is growing.

2018 Mercedes GLT Pickup Spy Shots Front Angle
2018 Mercedes GLT Exterior

The changes will be noticeable and likely, it will borrow many features from Nissan Navarra. It is because the body concept is just like the Navarra. It will start the competition with trucks from Ford. Its rear gate is practical so you can open it down or sideways. It also has side steps on each side since the truck is quite high. The large grille, different headlights and elevated hood will be added for its design language.

2018 Mercedes GLT Pickup Spy Shots Side View2018 Mercedes GLT Interior

There will be two cabin configurations they will provide. They make the new 2018 Mercedes GLT mounted 21-inch thick with meaty tires. It provides excellent grip especially to deal with off-road performance. It also has wider dimension compared to the common trucks around the market so it has roomier cabin design for passengers. We only disappointed about the price that can be too high. Besides, the dashboard has nothing unique and catchy. It seems that they have more concern for the engine and efficiency.

2018 Mercedes GLT Engine

Don’t be surprised if the engine for this truck can be four and six-cylinder diesel or petrol engine with 2.0-liter capacity to give the top speed about 125 mph and the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph can be around 10 seconds. Some experts explained that it is capable of working for 161 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque power. We do believe that this upcoming 2018 Mercedes GLT is available to provide about 208 hp. The towing capacity can be about 2200 pounds which mean greater than the other pickups on the market. Rumors mentioned that they might install a turbocharged 3.0 liter V6 engine petrol or diesel to give super speed performance.

2018 Mercedes GLT Pickup Spy Shots Rear Angle2018 Mercedes GLT Release Date and Price

2018 Mercedes GLT will enter the market and you know well that Mercedes are luxury car brand which tends to offer expensive vehicles. We think that this luxury pickup truck can be expensive. The base model is speculated to be about $30,000 and it can be around $45,000 for the more advanced trim design. It might start the debut in September of 2017 at Paris Auto Show.