2018 Mercedes GLT Pickup Truck Release Date, Specs and Price
When it is about the European pickup trucks, it is hard to be the rival of trucks produced by Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Ram, GMC and others. It is because buyers in US and Canada have more needs for this kind of vehicle. It doesn’t mean that European automakers are not capable to provide decent pickup. Many markets have big demand of their products and one of the most anticipated pickup is the new 2018 Mercedes GLT presented by Mercedes. It will enter the midsize truck class for North American market and we glad that there are some spy shots available.
Mercedes will not work alone; they considered having Nissan as their partner to develop this new pickup truck. Based on the spy photos, the pickup has the same platform as the new Navara NP300. It was a good idea to cooperate with Nissan because Mercedes is quite new in this segment. Besides, 2018 Mercedes GLT heavily camouflaged but it shared a lot of features with Nissan Navara. It has elevated hood and large grille. It also has headlights above the air vents with large design which is quite unusual for a midsize pickup. The companies added side steps on each side because the truck is tall enough. The practical rear gate completes their offering and it can be opened sideways and down.
It is hard to see the complete look inside the cabin and honestly we have to say that it is still a big mystery to us. We have no hints at all about the possible look around the cockpit. But, we know that Mercedes has top-notch features they could provide in their most cars. Therefore, we have no doubt to say that the 2018 Mercedes GLT might go with many modern features with high technology features.
2018 Mercedes GLT Engine
Engine wise, you may think that it is too early to talk about under the bonnet. The new 2018 Mercedes GLT is assumed to have turbodiesel as well as gas engine with either four or six cylinders. This midsize pickup is also possible to use a new engine. If they want to use the current engine, it means they will install the 2.0 liter that is capable to work for 205 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque power. It will go for both front and all-wheel drive system. We believe that they will use six-speed auto gearbox. The top speed and the acceleration will not be too far from its rivals. It has 130 mph of the top speed and the acceleration to 60 mph can be done in 8 seconds.
2018 Mercedes GLT is reasonable to come out in 2017 with the possible price about $30,000, $3,000 more than the Amarok.