Τρελά κέφια οι αγρότες σήμερα, ή όποιος άλλος θέλει να οδηγεί ένα αγροτικό και να νοιώθει premium, γιατί η Mercedes-Benz ανακοίνωσε πως μέχρι τα τέλη της δεκαετίας θα βγάλει στην αγορά ένα pickup.

H Mercedes-Benz δηλώσει πως η κατηγορία των μεσαίων pickup (βλέπε Hilux, Amarok κτλ) είναι αρκετά ελπιδοφόρα από πλευράς πωλήσεων, με την Γερμανική εταιρία να δηλώνει πως θα γίνει ο πρώτος premium κατασκευαστής που θα βγάλει στην αγορά ένα pickup μοντέλο. Το μοντέλο αρχικά θα πωλείται στις αγορές της Ευρώπης, της Λατινικής Αμερικής, της Νότιας Αφρικής και της Αυστραλίας και αργότερα ίσως πωλείται στη Βόρειο Αμερική και στις υπόλοιπες αγορές του κόσμου.

Η κατασκευή του θα γίνει από το τμήμα Mercedes-Benz Vans και δεν ξέρω πως να πάρω αυτή την είδηση. Θετικά ή αρνητικά; Τι δουλειά έχει η Mercedes στα “χωράφια” -μεταφορικά και κυριολεκτικά- των pickups; Εμπρός Isuzu μπορείς και εσύ να βγάλεις μια S-Class…

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Get ready for the Mercedes-Benz among pickups

Mercedes-Benz Vans to launch midsize pickup

  • Expansion of product range for sustained global growth
  • Market for midsize pickups primed for first model from a premium manufacturer
  • Mercedes-Benz to enter the high-volume midsize segment before
    end of decade
  • Main markets: Latin America, South Africa, Australia, and Europe

Stuttgart – Before the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz will expand its product range into a promising segment by launching the first pickup from a premium manufacturer. Thanks to their versatility, all-round utility, and payload of about one metric ton, pickups are popular across the world and thus have good sales potential.

“The Mercedes-Benz pickup will contribute nicely to our global growth targets,” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division. “We will enter this segment with our distinctive brand identity and all of the vehicle attributes that are typical of the brand with regard to safety, comfort, powertrains, and value.”

Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, adds: “As part of our ‘Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global’ strategy, the pickup is the ideal vehicle for the international expansion of our product range with a newly developed model.”

A promising segment with global scope

The midsize pickup segment is currently undergoing a transformation worldwide. More and more pickups are being used for private purposes, and commercial as well as private users are increasingly asking for vehicles that have car-like specificiations.
Mercedes-Benz is the first premium manufacturer to respond to this market shift by developing its own pickup. A similar example was the successful introduction of the
M-Class around 20 years ago. As the first sport utility vehicle (SUV) from a premium manufacturer, the M-Class completely redefined the segment.

The new Mercedes-Benz pickup will initially be targeted at markets in Latin America, South Africa, Australia, and Europe, all of which are posting sustained growth in this segment.

Mercedes-Benz Vans: Center of competence for commercially and privately used vehicles

The Mercedes-Benz Vans division is responsible for the new vehicle. With its many years of experience in developing, manufacturing, and marketing vehicles that are used commercially as well as privately, Mercedes-Benz Vans is ideally suited to enter the midsize pickup segment and launch a Mercedes-Benz pickup on the market for the first time in the company’s history. Current models such as the V-Class and the Vito demonstrate that Mercedes-Benz Vans has the high level of expertise to successfully serve customers from a wide variety of private and commercial sectors.

“We can perfectly serve customers looking for a vehicle that offers a high level of utility and at the same time has the comfort, safety, and design of a Mercedes-Benz passenger car,” says Mornhinweg. “We will design our brand’s first pickup according to this recipe for success.”