Mercedes believes in sedans despite the SUV boom

Mercedes believes in sedans despite the SUV boom

September 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Reports regularly appear on the web that one or another automaker is retiring its next sedan. This type of body is abandoned for the sake of more popular cars from the SUV segment.

Currently, there is a boom in crossovers and SUVs: such cars are much more common on the roads than before. Not surprisingly, SUV sales are growing worldwide. Mercedes-Benz, of course, takes this trend into account, but still fully trusts sedans, especially the S-Class sedan, which debuted in its seventh generation on September 2.

At the same time, the head of Mercedes Ola Kallenius, speaking with the Australian edition of CarsGuide, noted that this executive car remains very relevant in its segment. Of course, Mr. Kellenius is pleased with the way Mercedes SUVs are being sold – they own a third of all the cars sold by the brand. The Germans are betting on the GLS, as well as the GLS Maybach. At the same time, the flagship S-Class sedan also remains a strong player in the market.

The model demonstrates the best sales figures not in Europe or the USA, but in China.

Every month, the Germans sell about 700 S-class sedans in the Middle Kingdom. But the S-class coupe and convertible will soon be discontinued. Mercedes has already talked about this.

Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe was shown in render images. Representatives of the German brand have already announced that such a car will not be on sale in the near future. However, the car could look really impressive.