Nissan Help Mercedes-Benz on Its Pickup Truck
A Partnership made in Heaven
When two artists come together to collaborate on a project be it music, film or modern design the result can be nothing short of miraculous. Miraculous, because life before it was sorely lacking, but not anymore now that something born from the masterful minds of human kind has created functional beauty in a world filled with ups and downs. The same can be said for the ongoing collaboration between Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan Alliance, especially as they have partnered with Renault and Daimler’s star child: Mercedes-Benz’s to develop a 1-ton bakkie.
The First of its Kind
A first for Mercedes-Benz, this 1-ton bakkie will share some of its DNA with the Nissan NP300 Navara, which is a wise choice as Nissan is renowned for its high-class range of bakkies. This creates a dependable blueprint from which this premium collaboration can flourish, while the engineering and architectural design will be overseen by Daimler. In a nutshell, this collaborative effort will marry the masculine beauty of Mercedes-Benz with the high functioning elements of Nissan’s NP300 Navara, resulting in the premium bakkie of your dreams. Sitting behind the wheel of this first-rate pick-up truck, as our USA counterparts are more likely to call it, will be nothing short of “rough luxury”, as Kai Sieber, the director of design, brands & operations at Mercedes-Benz Vans has called it.
The Mercedes-Benz Club
Connoisseurs of rugged vehicles built for uneven terrain, as well as daily trips through the urban jungle are most likely chomping at the bit to see what the outcome of this power couple will bring. Mercedes-Benz has said that their foray into the league of bakkies will be decidedly branded with their iconic styling and characteristics. This in turn inspired many artists and pick-up truck enthusiasts alike, to create representations of what this Mercedes-Benz and Nissan partnership will look like. Unsurprisingly, many artists have depicted a sleek, powerful, full-bodied bakkie that exudes luxury.
The Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck, definitely speaks to a certain lifestyle, one that is aggressively sophisticated. Soon our shores will have the ‘it” bakkie cruising along the South African landscape. So whether you simply enjoy driving a stylish, powerful vehicle or you’re running a business that requires heavy-duty transport that somehow does not reduce on refinement, this bakkie will be the ultimate choice.