Mercedes Benz has announced that the production of the X-Class bakkie is coming to an end in May at the Nissan factory in Barcelona, Spain.
According to reports, the bakkie is being discontinued due to poor sales.
“With the X-Class launch in 2017, Mercedes-Benz entered into a new segment and presented a mid-size pick-up. We drew in a lot of attention with this vehicle,” Mercedes-Benz said.
“In our global product portfolio, the X-Class is a niche product which plays a great role in a few markets, including Australia and South Africa.
“Already in the first quarter of 2019, we decided that the X-Class would not be built in Argentina as planned. The reason for this was, above all, that the price expectations of the Latin American customers have not been economically viable.”
The X-Class was launched internationally in 2017, and in SA in 2018, as a premium double cab bakkie based on the Nissan Navara, initially with a Nissan four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and later with a more powerful Mercedes V6 added to the line-up.