Not happy with the standard Mercedes-Benz X-Class? It seems Polish based firm Carlex Design wasn’t either.
The aftermarket specialist has created two extreme identities for the Nissan Navara-based bakkie, namely Off-Road and Urban.
The off-road conversion features raised suspension and chunky tyres. There is also a fully customized exterior kit that includes enlarged fenders, plastic cladding all over the body, as well as side bars and a roof-mounted light bar. Carlex will also add an electronic sound booster, if you want, to make the exhaust sound like a throaty V8.
Inside, the Off-Road is upholstered in dark leather with some carbon-fibre trim.
The Urban X-Class on the other hand has been customized not to stray off the tar, with a lowered suspension and 22-inch alloy wheels. Carbon ceramic brakes and that fake V8 sound previously mentioned are also an option.
Inside the X-Class Urban has Recaro front seats wrapped in plush burgundy leather (the colour scheme reminds us of a baroque style parlour in the Russian Winter Palace) also found on the steering wheel, door panels and on top of the dashboard.
The Off-Road X-Class conversion costs €13 995 (about R207 000), while the Urban X-Class conversion will set you back €16 995 (about R251 300).