The Mercedes-Benz X-Class has received South African pricing, starting at R642,000 for the X220d 4X2 manual model.
The prices are effective from 1 April 2018.
Not announced as part of the lineup which received pricing were three X-Class models South Africans will be very interested in, however:
- X250d Progressive and Power 4×4 automatic models.
- The high-end V6 X-Class model.
The V6 X-Class is reportedly set to arrive in South Africa later in 2018, and will go head-to-head with the top-of-the-range Toyota Hilux – the 4.0 V6 4×4 Raider AT.
X-Class vs Hilux
South Africans love their bakkies, and the X-Class arriving in South Africa is set to start a new range of debates which will join the ranks of Hilux vs Amarok vs Ranger vs KB vs Navara.
This will include the question: Is the X-Class a “real bakkie”?
According to Mercedes-Benz, the answer is yes.
“Although it breaks fresh ground as an urban lifestyle and family vehicle, the X-Class essentially remains a robust, functional bakkie with off-road capability, and is up to practically any challenge,” said Mercedes-Benz.
The company said the X-Class features an array of impressive bakkie specifications, with it highlight three areas.
The X-Class can carry over 1,000kg in terms of load and pull a trailer weighing up to 3,500kg, said the company.
It is built on a ladder-type frame made of high-quality steel, and has the option of a stainless steel underbody protection panel if you regularly travel on rough roads.
“So feel free to load up with tools, machines, material, or sports and leisure equipment,” said Mercedes-Benz.
The X-Class – available with a low-ratio all-wheel-drive mode and optional differential lock on the rear axle – get drivers though “the most challenging of terrain”.
The bakkie features a ground clearance of 202mm, and 222mm upon request.
It will also “climb gradients of up to approximately 100% and remain drive stable at lateral inclinations of up to approximately 49.8 degrees”.
Mercedes-Benz said the X-Class packs an easy-to-clean cargo area with a length of 1,587mm.
“It can be loaded with soiled, wet, or dusty objects with no problems.”
The cargo area also features 475mm-high sidewalls, a step on the rear bumper for users, and a 12V socket for electrical devices.
The table below shows the pricing of the X-Class and the Toyota Hilux in South Africa.
X250d Progressive and Power 4×4 automatic, and V6 X-Class models have not yet received South African pricing.
|Hilux vs X-Class|
|X-Class X220d 4X2 Progressive (Manual)||R642,103|
|X-Class X250d 4X2 Progressive (Automatic)||R694,025|
|X-Class X250d 4X4 Progressive (Manual)||R696,785|
|X-Class X250d 4X4 Power (Manual)||R791,315|
|2.7 VVTi RB SRX MT||R398,600|
|2.4 GD-6 RB SRX MT||R442,700|
|2.4 GD-6 4×4 SR MT||R470,100|
|2.4 GD-6 4×4 SRX MT||R482,900|
|2.4 GD-6 4X4 SRX AT||R500,700|
|2.8 GD-6 RB Raider MT||R511,300|
|2.8 GD-6 RB Raider AT||R529,300|
|2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider MT||R576,400|
|2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider AT||R595,700|
|4.0 V6 4×4 Raider AT||R644,700|