Mercedes-Benz is a German automotive company known for producing stylish, luxury vehicles. While they are known for their elegant sedans, coupes, and SUVs, some may wonder if they ever made a pickup truck. The answer is yes – Mercedes did make a pickup truck.
The Mercedes-Benz T1 was first produced in the 1970s and was available in multiple wheelbase lengths. It was powered by diesel engines and featured a traditional body-on-frame design. The interior offered seating for up to three people and had ample cargo space behind the cab.
The T1 was popular in Europe, but it never made its way to North America. The truck featured a manual transmission and rear wheel drive, both of which were not popular features in North America at the time. Additionally, the T1 lacked creature comforts like air conditioning and power windows.
Mercedes also produced the Vario from 1996 to 2013. This midsize van featured a pickup truck version with a short bed. It was powered by diesel engines and had either front wheel or all wheel drive configurations.
So while Mercedes never made a full-size pickup truck for North America, they have produced two different models of smaller trucks that were available in Europe and other parts of the world.