I Can't Be The Only One Who's Seeing This

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Mercedes unveiled their new pickup truck today! They call it the X-Class, and our own Andrew Collins said it looks sleek. He’s right! It does look sleek. Like a sleek robot pig.

There’s just something about that snout-like upper grille and that wide, leering mouth-grille below. The little squinty headlight-eyes and the overall bulk just all sort of conspire to read like ‘pig’ to my ridiculous visual cortex.

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I hope they don’t take this the wrong way; pigs are tough little bastards. Naming a truck a “Boar” would be a pretty bad-ass name for a truck.

If they decide to embrace this identity, I suggest one minor styling tweak:

You’re welcome.

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Jason Torchinsky

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)