Mercedes ute tests Down Under

The much anticipated Mercedes-Benz GLT ute has already been to Australia – but only for customer clinics to learn more about the Nissan Navara-based model that’s due around 2018.

As one of the four key global markets alongside Brazil, Argentina and South Africa, Australia has a loud voice in the dual-cab’s development.

Mercedes-Benz Australia CEO Horst von Sanden told Wheels the car would also be tested in Australia. As well as at least one Nissan engine, the new ute will get Merc power – likely a V6 diesel – and 4Matic four-wheel drive.