A new Merc bakkie coming to town
Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday launched its new X-Class, but as this 1956 Merc 180D bakkie owned by Gary Bowes shows, it will not be Merc’s first bakkie in South Africa. And many a Unimog owner would argue the ’mog is and will always be Merc’s real workhorse. Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance invested over R12 billion in a new joint manufacturing in central Mexico to build the X-Class and the Renault Alaskan bakkie on the new Navara chassis. More details next week.