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Mercedes-Benz Viano Pickup Concept
Check out this Mercedes-Benz Viano Concept.Looks like someone just came up with an idea all of a sudden and got the rear chopped off.(if viewed from the front).
It may be inconceivable, but is a Mercedes-Benz pickup also inevitable?
Mercedes began testing the waters last week at the giant commercial vehicles show in Hanover, Germany. The luxury carmaker showed the Viano Activity concept vehicle, a combination van/pickup that it says could be produced for sale in North America.
The Viano Activity is a four-seat van from the C-pillar forward. But it has a pullout pickup bed that increases the vehicle's length from 196.5 inches to 227 inches when fully extended. That's longer than a Ford F-150 Heritage SuperCab pickup. The concept vehicle is based on the Viano light-commercial vehicle.
Rolf Bartke, head of Mercedes' commercial van business, said the concept was meant to appeal to truck-loving Americans. But Bartke says he thinks it could be a hit in Europe, too.
Article from: www.autoweek.com
Pics from: www.theautochannel.com & www.autoweb.com.au
Last edited by nikibusa : 8th June 2005 at 01:04.