Mercedes has confirmed it is building a pickup. Details are thin on the ground, but the German manufacturer said it will be “launching the first pickup from a premium manufacturer before the end of the decade.”

According to Mercedes, the pickup market is undergoing transformation with more models than before being used for private purposes worldwide.

It claimed that commercial users are increasingly asking for vehicles that have car-like specifications.

“As part of our ‘Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global’ strategy, the pickup is the ideal vehicle for the international expansion of our product range with a newly developed model,” said Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Mercedes-Benz Vans currently offers the Sprinter, Vito and Citan in the UK.