Toughness is most often interpreted as a masculine trait, a hallmark of manliness. From tribal societies to sedentary, industrialised cultures, the idea of toughness incorporates the qualities of endurance, fearlessness, self-control, and aggression.
We believe toughness today can be mental as much as physical. Principled, as much as powerful. Progressive, rather than aggressive. Standing up, instead of standing over. Listening, instead of talking. It’s about strength of character, as much as physical power, and it doesn’t have to be dumb, or exclusively male. Toughness and style are no longer mutually exclusive.
Mercedes-Benz Vans are preparing to launch a new iteration of 21st Century toughness. The X-Class utility, first of a new kind. It’s tough where it matters, but refined as well, for a different kind of driver. In classic Mercedes-Benz style, nothing has been compromised.
The X-Class manages to be both robust and stylish, combining a masculine boldness with the sleek lines of traditional Mercedes-Benz design. A broad track-width, agile handling, and multilink rear-axle suspension hold steady on any terrain – gravel, rocks, mud, or wet tarmac.
Light-alloy wheels of up to 19” lend style and character. The laddered, steel skeleton beneath the cab allows the tray to support up to 1 tonne with ease. Enough leeway to transport anything you choose. If you’re on a jaunt to the country, heading into the mountains, or have work in the city, you needn’t leave anything behind.