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How does Mercedes-Benz’s X220d Pure workhorse stack up as a weekend warrior?
9 Jul 2018
A QUICK look at Australian new-vehicle sales in the last year shows that buyers are abandoning passenger cars in favour of SUVs and light-commercial vehicles – namely utes – at an alarming rate. Mercedes-Benz, who has a history of not being afraid of filling a niche, saw an opportunity here and capitalised. Enter the X-Class.
As one of the most anticipated model releases of 2018, the X-Class has a lot to prove. This task is made a lot harder by the fact that the ute shares its underpinnings with the renowned Nissan Navara. A thorough overhaul of its Japanese cousin should be enough to further set the German on the right course, then.
Critically, dual-cab utes, such as the X-Class, are increasingly looked towards as lifestyle vehicles that successfully combine work with pleasure – a jack of all trades if you will (pun intended). So, how does the X-Class stack up as a weekend warrior in its X220d Pure workhorse form? We put it to test to find out.
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Model release date: 1 April 2018
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