The station wagon has been a great mainstay for Mercedes for many years. Between 40 and 45 percent of all cars, nearly half of the mid- and top-end models, the C and E-Class, are sold as T models. The addition of T in station wagons means “tourism and transportation.”
However, T models are not as popular in the rest of the world as they are here. There is practically no demand for it in China and the USA, which are important markets for Mercedes. As the star brand wants to focus on body shapes with potential in the future, this means the end of station wagons, according to a German “Automobilwoche” report.
This is how the era of the station wagon ended
First of all, CLA Shooting Brake will disappear from the range from 2025. Be with him too Class B And Class A Limousine Delete without replacing. In the next generation but one Class EThe station wagon is also missing from long-term planning. and in C class. It is the generation launched last year, and the last generation of the Model T.
After all: According to insiders, Mercedes wants to consider an alternative to the station wagon markets such as Switzerland or Germany. It is likely that these will be the SUV versions. Sport Utility Sedan SUS is mentioned as an example. Early in 2018, Mercedes showed what a combination of sedans and SUVs could look like Studi Vision Maybach Ultimate Luxury Monastery. But how is this supposed to replace the station wagon?
SUVs are on the rise
Classic SUVs make more sense. Thanks to the high roofline and steeply sloped rear window, many crossovers today offer the same or even more space than comparable station wagons. Apart from that, SUVs sell out GLC And GLE Anyway better than all C and E-Class versions (sedan, Model T, coupe and convertible) combined. Only last year Mercedes sold more A-Class cars in Switzerland than it did crossovers. Mercedes should be able to handle a Model T stop here, too.
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