The new X-Class from Mercedes-Benz Vans has been honoured with its first UK
award – Professional Pickup of the Year – at the inaugural Professional Pickup &
4×4 Awards, held today in Bierton, Aylesbury.

Judging took place in December at the Carlton Towers Estate in Yorkshire, and
the judging panel consisted of 12 pickup owners who use their vehicles as part
of their daily lives. The judging panel had a wide variation of professions,
including farming, fencing, plant hire, builders, road gritters, estate managers,
agricultural supplies and a professional hunter.

Liam Campbell, Editor, Professional Pickup & 4×4, said: “The Mercedes-Benz X-Class
ticked all the boxes when it came to the juries’ requirements. From a
lifestyle perspective, it was deemed the most comfortable, refined and the best
furnished out of all the contenders, but also from a working aspect, the X-Class
has a 3.5t towing capacity, a respectable 4WD system and it’s backed by
Mercedes-Benz’s reputable commercial vehicle Dealer network.”

In addition to the X-Class winning Professional Pickup of the Year, the Sprinter
4×4 (current model) collected 4×4 Commercial Vehicle of the Year; a further
testament to the on- and off-road capabilities of the multi-award winning large
Mercedes-Benz van.

Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, said: “We are
delighted that the game-changing X-Class has won its first UK award so soon
after launching. The feedback from customers and those who have tested the
vehicle has been outstanding and we are pleased to be raising the bar in this
ever-growing sector with the first truly premium pickup.”

–  Mercedes-Benz Vans UK LTD