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Daimler ends production of X-class just three years after launch

February 20, 2020


Abstract : German automaker Daimler is to end production of its X-class Mercedes Benz pick-up truck in May, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

German automaker Daimler is to end production of its X-class Mercedes Benz pick-up truck in May, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The X-class model - launched in 2017 - is currently manufactured in Barcelona in cooperation with Renault Nissan, whose Navara pick-up truck is also produced at the factory in the Spanish city.

Production at a second planned Daimler site in Argentina had not yet begun. This was said to be down to the price expectations of Latin American customers, which were not economically viable.

Marcus Breitschwerdt, head of Mercedes-Benz's van division, had already admitted last year that the X-class, intended as a niche product for certain markets, was not performing as expected.

Around 15,300 units were sold over the course of 2019, a year which brought heavy losses for the Van division of Daimler's luxury car brand.

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