Mercedes Benz ute to use Navara chassis

Mercedes Benz and Renault-Nissan today announced that the 1-tonne ute that MB recently said it would bring to market by the end of the decade will share some of it architecture with the forthcoming D23/NP300 Nissan ute. This ute will also form the basis of a pick-up from French partner Renault in the coming years and the trio of trucks will be produced in plants across the globe for selected markets.

We have to expect that the trucks wearing the European badges will utilise the D23’s class-unique, coil spring rear suspension to give them the Euro ride and dynamics expected of the brands and will employ engine from the specific marques. We also expect the Benz ute to visually differ more from the Nissan ute that launches in Australia in May, than the Renault unit.

Watch the video for the manufacturer’s announcement.

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