Nissan and Mercedes-Benz have confirmed that their partnership will produce a new pickup truck.
Daimler and Renault-Nissan announced that they were expanding their alliance in the field of 1-ton pick-up trucks. The alliance will produce a mid-sized pickup which will be a version of Nissan’s NP300 produced under Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz brand.
A new announcement was made at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show that the alliance would produce not only Nissan and Mercedes-Benz models but also Renault.
In early September, Renault released the details of its Alaskan concept car, which offers a hint of the new compact pickup it plans to release in early 2016. Renault has entered the 1-ton class in an effort to strengthen its presence in the light commercial vehicle market. The mass market version of the Alaskan is being developed through the Daimler-Renault partnership.
Renault-Nissan says, “Nissan plans to build pickups for all three brands for Central and South America at a special line in its Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina. It will also build trucks at its plant in Barcelona, Spain. We plan to begin building Mercedes-Benz models at these plants by 2020.”
(Translated by Greg Scott)