Adding another letter of the alphabet to its classes, Mercedes-Benz seems to be working on something called the T-Class. Reports are coming in that it is based on a Renault model perhaps the Espace will lend its platform to the German automaker, but that remains to be seen. There is a strong resemblance between the side profiles of the cars, and even with the “frameless” windows, though this is just a guess on our end.
According to Mercedes, the new T-Class will be marketed towards customers with an “active family lifestyle,” and because of its Renault base, the price of this new model is also expected to be more affordable in relation to the rest of the Mercedes-Benz lineup at least. As stated by the brand itself, the T-Class is aimed at a more “attractive price-value ratio.”
This isn’t the first time that the German marque has commissioned the help of another brand. A few years ago the X-Class, which is based on the Nissan Navara, was made. It’s a well-known fact that Renault and Nissan share a very close relationship with one another and is perhaps the reason behind Mercedes getting another platform for use in its lineup.
Back to the car, however, Mercedes haven’t stated all the details for now since the model is still being teased and likely not ready for the market for now. Though what we know is that it will have dual sliding doors, a sizeable amount of space, and powertrains that include gasoline, turbodiesel, and even electric motor options.
Because it is just a teaser, no launch date was formally announced, but we can expect that more photos of this model will emerge online as its completion nears.