Mercedes-Benz last week unveiled two concepts for the X class, a midsize pickup that will go on sale next year and may eventually come to the U.S.
Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Australia will be key markets for the pickup, but Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said in a statement: "We are keeping a close eye on the U.S. market. We are evaluating the conditions for such a move."
The X class will share underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara and Renault Alaskan. It will be built by Nissan in Spain starting next year and by Renault in Argentina in 2018.
Company executives said they are targeting families, outdoor enthusiasts and commercial customers with the truck.