Mercedes-Benz’ debut pick-up model the X-Class will cost from £27,310 (all prices exclude VAT) for the entry-level X220 d4Matic six-speed manual Pure when it goes on sale in January 2018.

The six-speed manual X220 d 4Matic in the mid-specification Progressive trim will cost £28,510 while the seven-speed automatic will be available from £30,510 for the X250 Progressive with the flagship auto X250 Power priced from £34,100.

All UK vehicles are doublecab, with 4MATIC selectable all-wheel drive and low-range, drive selection mode, with double wishbone front suspension, and multi-link rear suspension.

The 2.3-litre diesel engine that powers the range is offered with two outputs – 163hp in the X220 or 190hp in the X250.

Standard safety equipment across the line-up includes active brake assist, lane keeping assist, traffic sign assist, hill start assist, reversing camera, anti-theft protection package, start/stop and ESP to which trailer assist can be added as an option.

The entry-level Pure model is only available with the six-speed manual transmission 220 d 4MATIC engine. It comes with a rear bumper with integrated step, halogen headlights and a radiator grille with matt black finish.

Inside it gets a manually adjustable driver and passenger seat in fabric upholstery, with a storage compartment in the centre console, incorporating an armrest and cupholder. It also includes semi-automatic air-conditioning. Pure models are offered with 17-inch steel wheels as standard.

Priced £1,200 above Pure, Progressive models are available with both engines. The mid-trim comes with painted bumpers with a simulated under guard, aluminium door sills featuring ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering, chrome door handles, load securing rail system, heated exterior mirrors, and a radiator grille. 

Inside is adorned with fabric upholstery and an aluminium trim, an automatic dimming interior mirror with integrated compass function, illuminated sun visors, lighting for the front footwell and exit lamps, and chrome air vents.

Progressive models get 17-inch six-twin-spoke alloy wheels as standard.

The top of the range Power is a £3,500 step up from Progressive and is available with the 250d 4Matic engine only. The simulated under-guard is chrome rather than the matt-black of the Progressive and the extra cost also brings with it a rear bumper in chrome with integrated step, fog lights with chrome surround, shoulder line trim strips in chrome, LED headlights with cleaning system, LED tail lights, electrically folding exterior mirrors, and Keyless Go start function.

The interior features eight-way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats, with leather upholstery. Power models come with 18-inch six-twin-spoke alloy wheels.

A wide range of options is up for grabs, including a differential lock for the rear axle to enhance off-road capabilities in mud, sand or snow for £495, while increased ground clearance of 20mm can be added for £220.