Remunerator News

Sep 19 2017

‘Ute’ be crazy not to Novate!

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Be first in, best dressed by adding some X-Class to your Novated Lease upon the early 2018 release of the all-new Mercedes Ute to Australian shores. Coming in at an estimated $54,000 price mark, will the young Mercedes Ute become strong competition for the automotive industry’s long running big-dog trade vehicle suppliers? You be the judge.

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Volker Mornhinweg, the head of Mercedes-Benz Vans at the launch of the X-Class concept, believes “We will open up and change the segment of mid-size pickups – with the world’s first true premium pickup for the modern urban lifestyle.”

The X-Class Ute packs a huge range of features that can give it a competitive advantage in a ‘workhorse’ drenched market while maintaining the essence of Mercedes with its high-end luxurious interior. So add some workhorse luxury to your ‘modern urban lifestyle’ without the ‘premium’ price through a Remunerator Novated Lease.

 “The X-Class also boasts best in class safety equipment including four-wheel disc brakes, seven airbags, AEB, tyre pressure monitoring, lane-keeping assist and trailer sway assistant. It is expected to receive a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

Under the bonnet the X-Class will initially be offered with a choice of 2.3-litre turbo-diesel engines familiar to the Navara range. In single-turbo X220d variants that translates to 120kW/403Nm while the twin-turbo X250d makes 140kW/450Nm.

The X220d is offered only with a six-speed manual transmission while the X250d is available with the manual and optional seven-speed automatic. Both variants are offered in 4×2 or 4×4 format, the latter with rear differential lock.” (Motoring

Be ready. Your next Novated Lease is around the Benz.

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Written and compiled by Tamara Bouzo