A new Merc bakkie com­ing to town

The Witness - Wheels - - BAKKIES - PHOTO: FILE

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.

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