Auto Transport Quote Services likes to break stories about unveiling of new cars and when an auto company is coming to market in a new category. This article is about Mercedes-Benz getting into the truck business. YES, the T-R-U-C-K business. Looking forward to transporting this truck.
The truck will be based as a GLT. It is a first for Mercedes being in the truck business. This truck will not be like the Ford’s, Dodge’s or Chevrolet’s, but this is going to be a luxury truck. The GLT is going to be a mid-sized truck (say the size of a Ranger or Colorado) and will have a dual-cab design. Mercedes has also announced that it will be built on a body on frame platform that will be shared with the next-gem Nissan NP300. The vehicle will be built in Argentina and Spain. Hopefully the united States will be getting this vehicle because it is for people who want a truck, but don’t need a truck for construction work or a heavy duty need. In an interview with the head of Mercedes’s commercial vehicle unit, Volker Mornhinweg, he stated that they didn’t want to build a “fat cowboy truck” but would rather build a truck that doubles as a lifestyle vehicle in places like Australia, Latin America, Europe, and South Africa.
More information about the GLT is that it will have the option of a 4-cylinder engine or V-6 (not positive if it will have the option for gas or diesel yet per the interview) and three different trim levels . Each trim level will be aimed at the need of the vehicle such as luxury, dual-purpose, small utility vehicle, etc.. Mercedes is all going to be offering independent suspension as an option along with all wheel drive as an option as well.
For Mercedes-Benz’s first try in the truck business they have outdone themselves. The truck looks great from the sketch we have on the top of this page and the information we have about the vehicle seems as if it will be a success because it is something different than a normal rugged truck. Only time will tell how great the GLT is perceived.