Top shelf upgrade for the premium Utility | TRANSPORT NEWS –

Fieldays 2019 has been a busy time for the team at RVE.

With utes featuring heavily in motor registrations and Fieldays being the key sales milestone in every year in New Zealand, hero products take up much time and man-hours in the months leading up to this very Kiwi event.

2019 has been no different, as the Mercedes-Benz X-Class X 350d gets an all-new makeover with the EXY EXTREME, a package that will make envy common for those not owning this very limited-edition build.

The whole outlandish plan came together when Jim Stanners, Director of RVE Vehicle Enhancement, floated the idea with Mercedes-Benz NZ.

Next, the proactive Christchurch dealer Armstrong Prestige had Sami Abhayagunawardena, the Mercedes-Benz LCV Brand Manager, champing at the bit to have this special vehicle for his clients to experience.

Step one was to build the EXY EXTREME which is number 10 of 250 that will be built worldwide.

Thanks to much video recording and editing you can see this build process here. 

Pickup Design is European based and focuses on enhancing and developing models in the utility vehicle market. RVE is its distributor for New Zealand and Australia.

With the trend to global vehicle design, this partnership has many synergies as RVE is a leader in interiors where Pickup Design wrangle with improving exteriors.

All EXY Pickup Design products are certified to the stringent TUV standards, meaning new-vehicle dealerships can sell upgraded models with confidence.

EXY EXTREME is Pickup Design’s latest development and brings higher levels of style, comfort and value to the class-leading Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 Ute.

Featuring on the Mercedes-Benz stand at Fieldays, before heading south, EXTREME will be a highlight in this busy agricultural event.

Jim Stanners says: “Armstrong Prestige’s Sami was just so incredibly passionate from the start it was infectious.”

“Mercedes-Benz Christchurch will have the vehicle as a registered vehicle for a period before offering it for sale to one lucky owner.”

Other Pickup Design models include the EXY PRIME, EXY OFFROAD and EXY URBAN with varying levels of bespoke uniqueness.

All models are available in New Zealand and Australia through RVE International holding Australasian distribution rights in both countries. 

Features include:

BODY KIT – painted with black structural protective paint

  • Front bumper
  • Bonnet lip
  • Headlight frames
  • Rear light frames
  • Front and rear arch extensions
  • Fuel filler covers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear bumper
  • Front diffuser


  • Suspension lift kit 30 mm
  • Body lift kit 100 mm


  • 18-inch Pickup Design rims
  • Black Bear mud-terrain tyres


  • Graphic styling stickers
  • Pickup Design emblems
  • Limited Edition plaque


  • Nappa and Alcantara sport interior
  • Steering wheel modification
  • Floor mats


  • Exhaust enhancer
  • Pickup Design terrain side steps
  • Pickup Design style bar – tonneau bar coated with black structural protective paint
  • Additional rubber and metal arch extensions

For more information contact or call

RVE NZ +649 582 0000 or Freephone on 0800 738 7648

Or AU Freephone 1800 639 103


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