Modified Mercedes is a tough truck with SUV attitude

Kahn Mercedes X-Class

G-Wagen a bit too obvious for you? Don’t worry, there’s another beefed-up Mercedes-Benz available, and it’s a third of the price. Meet the X-Class pick-up by Kahn Design.

You’ll know something’s up from afar with the Kahn X-Class. Wide wheelarches, big alloys and an AMG GT-style ‘Panamericana’ grille make for a truck with added attitude.

Kahn Mercedes X-Class

The front bumper is more aggressive, with a spoiler, bumper vents and a lower aero crash bar.

Step inside and the usually utilitarian X-Class has been given a luxury upgrade. Quilted leather in contrasting red and black covers the seats, giving a distinctly ‘AMG’ look.

Kahn Mercedes X-Class

In the past, Kahn has been credited with making Jeeps and Land Rover Defenders a bit less capable off-road with the addition of oversized wheels, as well as making Range Rovers quite a bit less tasteful… 

This X-Class, though, feels about right. The kicker is that it’s available for around £50,000. The car pictured is listed at £48,999.

Kahn Mercedes X-Class

If you tick enough boxes when ordering your G63 AMG, the price can swell to four times that much.

It’s a strange world where the Kahn Design-fettled Mercedes pick-up is the sensible option.