UPDATE: We've updated prices to reflect the 15% Vat value (as of April 1) as per Mercedes-Benz SA's previous release it issued on March 15.
Pretoria – From the world reveal in Cape Town last year to driving the bakkie in Chile; we've been following Mercedes-Benz's new bakkie, the X-Class, since it was first revealed as a concept.
New bakkie for SA
In March 2018, we can reveal how much the four-model line up will cost in Mzansi when it launches in May 2018 as well as specifications for the Progressive and Power models.
Prices for the new bakkie start from R642 103 for the X220d 4x2 (manual) to R818 340 for the X250d (4X4 Power auto); Auto transmissions are available as an option at an additional R27 025.
Mercedes SA confirms the top-of-the-range V6 X-Class will arrive locally later in 2018.
Prices - effective from April 1: Including VAT and CO2 tax
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
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What about optional extras?
Mercedes-Benz Vans Southern Africa said: "Prices detailed are the manufacturer’s recommended retail prices, and exclude optional extras and any dealer associated costs, such as registration, delivery, etc. The X-Class is available with a full range of accessories, which are excluded from the recommended retail prices above."
Instagram gallery: Click on the arrow (RHS) to view a gallery of the X-Class
Mercedes confirmed two design and equipment lines are available in South Africa:
• The X-Class Progressive is aimed at people seeking a rugged bakkie with extra styling and comfort functions, while also being a comfortable yet prestigious vehicle for private or dual use.
• The X-Class Power is the high-end line. Mercedes says it is aimed at customers for whom styling, performance and comfort are paramount. As a lifestyle vehicle beyond the mainstream, it is suitable for urban environments as well as for sports and leisure activities off the beaten track. Its design and high level of equipment reflect an independent and individualistic lifestyle.
Nadia Trimmel, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Southern Africa said: "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."
The X-Class comes standard with maintenance plans that covers all models for 100 000km or six-years, whichever occurs first.
According to the automaker: "Mercedes-Benz X-Class is available to be ordered, for delivery from mid-May 2018 (subject to stock availability). To configure your Mercedes-Benz X-Class and for more information on the vehicle and authorised selling outlets, log on to www.x-class.co.za."