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    Default Mercedes-Benz Cancels Plans for Re-Badged Nissan Pickups



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    A new report by Road & Track suggests that Mercedes-Benz had a deal in the works with Nissan to re-badge and sell pickup trucks in North America. The deal reportedly got axed just prior to the Frankfurt Motor Show last month.

    Had it came to fruition, we would have seen the full-size Nissan Titan and smaller Nissan Frontier trucks rebadged as Mercedes-Benz products and sold through the German manufacturers light commercial truck division.

    While the trucks would not have been carbon copies most of the body panels would have remained identical to their Nissan brethren. Mercedes intended to give the front facias light makeovers, re-work the interiors a little and smooth the ride quality, but other than that they would have been untouched.

    The project was cancelled because Mercedes wanted to offer a wider range of power plants that Nissan didnít think was feasible to do.
    I've never understood the appeal of re-badged vehicles being sold as upscale models. I would never buy one.

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    You drive an Infiniti don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArbitraryHer0 View Post
    You drive an Infiniti don't you?
    He also drives an acura...
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArbitraryHer0 View Post
    You drive an Infiniti don't you?
    Not anymore, sold it. Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyITR View Post
    Not anymore, sold it. Why?
    Quote Originally Posted by DannyITR View Post
    I've never understood the appeal of re-badged vehicles being sold as upscale models. I would never buy one.
    Never say never I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jza View Post
    Never say never I guess.
    Are you trying to say luxury brands of mainstream manufacturers are the same as a different brand rebadging another's to save money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyITR View Post
    Are you trying to say luxury brands of mainstream manufacturers are the same as a different brand rebadging another's to save money?
    Are you saying they're not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyITR View Post
    I've never understood the appeal of re-badged vehicles being sold as upscale models. I would never buy one.
    Agreed. That's what got GM in serious trouble, among other things.

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