Although delivers of the three-pointed star's first entrant into the expanding lifestyle pick-up market will only kick-off in January, order books have been opened with a choice of three trim levels, two turbodiesel engines and two transmission choices with drive going to all four wheels only.
Sharing its underpinnings with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan, the X-class range starts off with the X220d in base Pure and mid-spec Progressive trims, which means power from a single turbo version of the Navara's 2.3-litre oil burner producing 120 kW and 403 Nm of torque, and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Serving as the top spec engine option for now, the X250d utilises the Navara's 2.3-litre twin-turbocharged setup, with ratings of 140 kW and 450 Nm of torque, fed through a Nissan sourced seven-speed automatic transmission. Trims levels consists of the Progressive and flagship Power.
Due in mid-2018, the X350d will come powered by Mercedes-Benz's familiar 3.0-litre mill, which will crank out 190 kW and 550 Nm of torque, mated to an all-wheel drive setup and five mode Dynamic Select system.
A local launch date for the X-class is yet to be announced.
|X220d Pure 4MATIC||£27 310 (R507 064)|
|X220d Progressive 4MATIC||£28 510 (R529 345)|
|X250d Progressive 4MATIC AT||£30 510 (R566 479)|
|X250d Power 4MATIC AT||£34 100 (R633 134)|