Mercedes will Take Out S-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz is expected to discontinue the S-Class coupe and convertible for the next generation of the model. The end of both models is part of Daimler’s plans to cut costs and 15,000 jobs. The information is from the German newspaper Handselblatt.
As the two variants of the S-Class are made on the sedan platform, major adaptations would not be necessary to make new models. However, the pair’s low sales have discouraged Mercedes-Benz from maintaining the project.
Mercedes-Benz, by the way, is expected to cut several cars from its portfolio soon. The Class X pickup will actually stop production in the coming months. In addition, CLS and the four-door AMG GT are unlikely to win new generations. Both will be replaced by a single electric mold.
At least, while some models are already in line to stop being produced, several new features will be added to the line soon. One of them is the EQS electric sedan, the size of an S-Class, but fully electric. The EQS is expected in 2021.
The soap opera involving the Class X pickup, by the way, is long. cancellation of car production in Argentina, which was reported at the end of April this year. The model would be produced in the neighboring country and would come to Brazil as well. The region, in fact, was pointed out as a major sales focus, since Brazil and Argentina, along with South Africa, are strong pickup truck consumers.
The X-Class was launched in 2017 and is produced in Spain, outside Barcelona, together with the Nissan Frontier. In fact, the platform picks up its platform and many other components from the Japanese pickup. This attempt by Mercedes to cheapen the model may have been its main strategic mistake.
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Mercedes-Benz is expected to discontinue the S-Class coupe and convertible for the next generation of the model.