Nissan is going to produce Mercedes pickup based on Navara
The popular SUV and pickup maker Nissan Motor Company is set to be the sole manufacturer of the upcoming Mercedes pickup.
The Mercedes open-deck utility vehicle will be built at Nissan’s facilities in Argentina, Cordoba, Barcelona and Spain, where Nissan Navara is being built. Although the Merc pickup shares some structural engineering of Navara, the model will be designed to meet the overall standards of Mercedes Benz. Further, the model is also promised to have all original characteristics of a Mercedes Benz vehicle.
Technical specifications of the Mercedes pickup are not revealed yet, but the Stuttgart-based automaker has confirmed it will be offered in double cab body type.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG, stated that the well-established partnership with Renault-Nissan Alliance is the key to the brand’s foray into fast growing mid-size pickup segment, which is expected to boost the overall growth plans of the company.
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of Renault-Nissan, expressed his regards for sharing the investment for the new Cordoba plant, which will help the Japanese automaker expand its global presence by entering new markets in Latin America.