Mercedes reinvents luxury pick-up segment with X-Class – just

X 250 d proved to be the perfect vehicle for the English spring

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If we overlook the Lincoln Mark LT and Cadillac Escalade EXT, discontinued ten and five years ago respectively, Mercedes-Benz is the first luxury brand with a global reach to launch a pick-up. Will the new X-Class succeed in the parts of the world – and North America isn’t one of them – where Mercedes-Benz Vans has begun to sell it?

Even in boring white and mostly covered in snow during the time we spent together, the X 250 d 4MATIC attracted lots of gazes, likely due to that not so subtle large three-pointed star in the grille. It would have looked even better, and been still more popular had it had a snow plough attachment, like the gritting trucks in my part of the world.

After weeks spent variously with a Subaru XV, Isuzu D-Max and Volvo

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