Mercedes-Benz has announced the appointment of seven main dealers to represent the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup, sales of which will commence after its introduction to the market later this month. They are Sligo based Connolly Motor Group, Cork Truck Services, Gilmores of Kingscourt, Kinahan Commercials of Moate, and three Dublin city outlets – MSL Grange at Pottery Road, Deansgrange, MSL Park Motors on North Circular Road and MUTEC on Long Mile Road. The first venture by the German luxury car maker into this popular light commercial vehicles segment, the X Class comes with a characteristic SUV appearance that echoes its passenger car stablemates. Its twin-louvre radiator grille, centrally positioned star and powerfully honed bonnet and headlamps combine to give the raunchy newcomer a distinctly up-market appeal. Designed to suit all lifestyles and work environments, it comes in three model variants – PURE, a basic variant for classic robust use; PROGRESSIVE, a crossover variant in terms of quality feel and comfort; and POWER, a high-end variant designed for urban lifestyles. Across all three, owners can choose from nine attractive exterior colours and a variety of exclusive 17, 18 or 19-inch wheel rims. Its premium credentials are seen in its choice of cockpit trim, six seat covers that includes two leather options with contrasting topstitching, and in two roof lining colours – all together the widest choice of materials and colours in this vehicle segment.