Mercedes-Benz plans to stop selling some modelsJuly 27, 2020
As the North American specialized publications managed to find out, the German automaker plans to remove several models from the current Mercedes lineup that are not very popular. Their place will be taken by the more popular SUVs and crossovers.
Not more than two weeks ago, we reported that Mercedes was discontinuing production of the C-Class compact sedan in the United States and the A-Class in Mexico. This was due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected several automakers around the world.
It’s only a matter of time before we see the next generation C-Class sedan (test prototype of the model pictured), but it seems. According to the Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz is cutting its lineup in America, and the first models to leave will be the C-Class coupe and convertible, as well as the S-Class and E-Class coupe and convertible, plus the CLS coupe and one of the versions of the GT sports coupe.
However, this information has not been officially confirmed, but Automotive News reports that Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Nicholas Speaks told the brand’s dealers that seven models will still be dropped from the existing lineup of the premium brand. He did not provide specific information, and Automotive News was also unable to obtain comment from a Mercedes spokesman on this.
As expected, the Mercedes-Benz lineup in the US will continue to grow with a variety of crossovers that have brought the brand a lot of revenue.
Sales of luxury crossovers have increased 73% over the past five years. In contrast, sales of luxury vehicles with other body styles declined by 37 percent over the same period.
Not so long ago, we wrote that BMW and Daimler have suspended the joint creation of drones. German corporations BMW and Daimler announced the launch of 5 joint projects in 2019. A year later, automakers stopped working on one of them – the development of autonomous control systems.
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