Mercedes-Benz is living up to a 2015 promise to enter the mid-size pickup segment by 2020. Finally, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it would show the world its their new concept for their 2020 GLT Mercedes-Benz on October 25, 2016. Though the Germany company has not yet named the car, all leaks of information points out that it will be likely called the "GLT".
According to Auto Industriya, the German company plans to hold the global debut at the art gallery Artipelag in Stockholm, Sweden on October 25, 2016 at 1630 (GMT). There, they will present their pickup concept that will give an outlook on the design and explain their global product strategy in detail. The article further states that Mercedes-Benz has not yet revealed its official moniker for the upcoming pickup truck described as "A new kind of tough".
Top Speed presents more elaborate details of what the 2020 GLT Mercedes-Benz might look like. Thanks to the new batch of spy photos, Mercedes-Benz is believed to be co-developing the truck with Nissan in a move to cut down development costs while maximizing engineering thoroughness.
There are several pictures of the test mule pickups that may look a Nissan Navara truck that is believed to be the base model of for the 2020 GLT Mercedes-Benz. It is also strongly believed that there are several telltale signs that that it is not a new model for the Nissan Navara truck despite the heavy camouflage and similarities.
Reports further suspect that the 2020 GLT Mercedez-Benz will copy the styling designs from the GL-Class SUV. It is also believed that it will borrow powertrain options from the GL-Class to give it access to several options that include four- and six-cylinder engines running gasoline and diesel. A six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic are the two expected transmission choices as well.
Here is a rough estimate on what to expect for the 2020 GLT Mercedes-Benz:
Engine - inline-4 (Est.)
Transmission - 7-speed automatic (Est.)
Horsepower @ RPM - 208 (Est.)
Torque @ RPM - 258 (Est.)
Displacement- 2.0 L (Est.)
0-60 time - 9.5 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed - 125 mph
Layout - Front Engine; 2WD, 4WD (Est.)