The Renault-Nissan Alliance And Daimler AG will expand their five-year strategic cooperation into the pickup truck segment, with the companies developing a 1-ton pickup truck for Mercedes-Benz.
“Mercedes-Benz is the fastest growing premium brand in the world,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Entering the rapidly growing segment of midsize pickups is an important step in continuing our global growth path. Thanks to our well-established partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, we are able to drastically reduce the time and cost to enter this key segment.”
Nissan and Renault are already developing a 1-ton pickup truck for Renault.
It is hoped that the Mercedes-Benz pickup will be launched by the end of the decade.