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2018-07-05 08:30

Image: Motorpress

The biggest thing in bakkies this year is unquestionably the launch of the Mercedes-Benz X-class, the first time a truly premium brand has entered the double cab market.

The good news for those who prefer sitting behind the three-pointed star is that they will be able to drive out of the dealership and straight to a Thule concept store, where they’ll be able to kit their X-class with a range of carrying solutions to suit their lifestyle. Nothing like fitting a premium product to a premium product.

'Bring your life'

Roof-mounted bike holder – check. Kayak, canoe or surfboard carriers – check. Fishing rod holders – check. Luggage basket or box – check. In true Thule fashion, there’s always a functional yet stylish answer to the question: "What’s the best way to carry that?"

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"Thule products are designed with a simple philosophy and that’s summed up in the 'Bring Your Life' pay-off line.

Internationally, Thule remains abreast of automotive product development cycles and is therefore seldom far behind when a new vehicle comes to market," explains Richard Downey of SA Sport & Cargo, the sole agent for Thule locally.

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Sport and Cargo can provide the aerodynamic and handsome Wingbar crossbars – the starting point for fitting most Thule equipment – for both the flagship X-class models which reach showrooms with integral roof rails, and also the lower-spec version without rails which requires a different mounting solution.

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"Thule solutions are designed to add to rather than detract from the vehicle to which they’re mounted and they look perfectly at home on either version of the X-class. Our racks come in a brushed aluminium finish but are also available in satin black which looks especially good on an X-class," concluded Downey.

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