Introduction

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Pick-up trucks are going through something of a transition. While they were once the preserve of building sites and farmyards, many are now also being used as large SUVs by families. It should come as no surprise then, to find a premium manufacturer looking to muscle in. Enter stage right the Mercedes X-Class.

While a three-pointed star might seem odd on the front of a pickup, remember that Mercedes builds a huge range of trucks and vans, too. What’s more, it's no secret that, because pick-ups are classed as light commercial vehicles, they don't attract the same rate of tax as a normal car if driven as a company vehicle. Combined with ever improving levels of refinement, pickups are becoming more and more popular as company cars and even with private buyers.