HEADLINES HAVE been made and bakkie’s in mzansi will now have to take a bow to the all new Mercedes Benz V6 X-Class.
Tagged with a high price for affluent bakkie lovers, it sure will test the market.
To be launched in SA in May (Knysna) prices for the new X start (six models) range from R642 103 for the X220d 4×2 (manual) to R818 340 for the X250d (4X4 Power auto); Auto transmissions are available as an option at an additional R27 025.
Although it hasn’t been confirmed how many units will be made in SA market (we hope at the launch we shall probe that) this confirms the top of the range is for those with deep pockets.
“The much-anticipated Mercedes-Benz X-Class is well-positioned to elevate the South African bakkie segment to the next level. It will do this not only by offering a dynamic design paired with luxurious interior and unparalleled performance, but also by being perfectly-priced,” commented Nadia Trimmel, head Mercedes-Benz Vans Southern Africa.
Sorry for farmers et al…
Here are the prices:
X-Class X220d 4X2 Progressive (Manual Transmission) – R642 103
X-Class X250d 4X2 Progressive (Automatic Transmission) – R694 025
X-Class X250d 4X4 Progressive (Manual Transmission)- R696 785
X-Class X250d 4X4 Progressive (Automatic Transmission) – R723 810
X-Class X250d 4X4 Power (Manual Transmission) – R791 315
X-Class X250d 4X4 Power (Automatic Transmission) – R818 340
Now we understand the unavailability of Mercedes Benz Vans SA spokesperson Sbusiso Mkhwanazi, the end product has arrived.
Its inclusive of VAT and CO2 tax.