Access to the load box, which sits on a ladder-type chassis, is by means of a lockable tailgate with a centrally mounted release.
The tailgate drops through some 180° – the chrome rear bumper, which incorporates a step, prevents it from falling further – then locks into a horizontal position.
Two moveable tie-down points are positioned on each sidewall, around two-thirds of the way up from the cargo bed, which in our case was protected by an optional plastic liner. Our X-Class also came with an optional, lockable, aluminium, sliding load area cover. A handy strap allows you to pull it shut.