#GenevaMotorShow: SA-bound X-Class bakkie and more Mercs previewed

<b> WORLD'S FIRST PREMIUM BAKKIE: </b> Geneva motor show goers will get to poke around the X-Class concept. <i> Image: Alex Parker </i>
<b> WORLD'S FIRST PREMIUM BAKKIE: </b> Geneva motor show goers will get to poke around the X-Class concept. <i> Image: Alex Parker </i>
Alex Parker

Geneva, Switzerland - Wheels24's Alex Parker is attending the 2017 Geneva motor show and on Monday experienced Mercedes-Benz latest models ahead of their official debut. 

The German automaker presented its X-Class bakkie concept, the facelifted GLA (which now sports a new diesel engine) and the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

Here are those car in the metal:

X-Class bakkie concept 

The concept X-Class “powerful adventurer” illustrates that the future X-Class will possess all the strengths of a traditional bakkie - “tough, functional, strong, and with off-road capability”.

The Stylish explorer goes a step further and shows what will distinguish the bakkie; style, sporty design and all the trimmings we’ve come to expect from a vehicle bearing the Mercedes star.  

The market launch of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class in Europe is set to begin late in 2017 and it's set to arrive in South Africa in 2018.

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Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

For the first time in Geneva it is also possible to see a new, exceptional variant of the legendary off-road icon, the G-Class, in the guise of the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet. 

Powered V12 engine, portal axles, electric fabric top and exclusive equipment specification in the rear compartment, the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet is limited to 99 units.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The new GLA, meanwhile, is celebrating its European debut with an extended range of engines, specific visual highlighting and updated equipment lines. 

Changes to the exterior include new LEDs as well as front and rear tweaks to its bodywork.

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