Well almost – give it a few months!

Mercedes-Benz confirmed pricing as it opened the order book on its imminent flagship X350d bakkie that chases the million rand barrier for a normal production double-cab turbodiesel for the first time. Mercedes promises the newcomer will satisfy owners keen on an urban sports and leisure lifestyle vehicle beyond the mainstream but also most suitable off the beaten track. The 190kW x350d double-cab automatic 4x4 Power will start at a VAT inclusive R904K, while the Power version will set you back R973K. Now how long will that take to sneak past a bar?