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Mercedes To Discontinue Seven Models As Part Of Cost-Cutting

Mercedes has had a lot of expansion within their model portfolio in the past couple of years. Due to COVID-19, Daimler is beginning to cut costs by selling the Smart ForTwo plant and cutting seven Mercedes models that they don't find necessary. All of which will be replaced by a single model called the 'CLE'. Without further ado, here they are: C-Class Coupe/Convertible, E-Class Coupe/Convertible, S-Class Coupe/Convertible, CLS, and AMG GT 4-Door. We don't know what the other discontinued models are, but here's what they could be: A-Class sedan, CLA. Hopefully the CLE makes up for all of these models.

Mercedes' SUV sales have grown higher than sedan/coupe/convertible sales, so this big downsize makes total sense. Besides the 2022 CLE coupe/convertible/wagon, the 2021 SL should make up for the discontinued AMG models, while the next-generation C-Class and S-Class sedans, as well as the E-Class sedan facelift, will remain in production. The GLA, GLB, GLC, GLC Coupe, GLE, GLE Coupe, EQC, GLS, and GLS Maybach are all safe. The all electric EQE, EQA, EQB, and EQS models coming soon will also stay in development.

Mercedes might axe some more models, so we'll say so when we hear about it.

Source Credits: Motor1

Image Credits: Car and Driver, Mercedes, Motor1, Carwow


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