Mercedes-Benz will stop offering the R-Class in the United States

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 22, 2012

Mercedes-Benz will stop offering the R-Class wagon that costs $50,000 in the U.S. However, production of this model will continue at its Alabama plant for Canada, Mexico and China, where demand is persistently rising. Mercedes spokesman Chrisitan Bokich told Motoramic that there won’t be a 2013 R-Class to be offered in the U.S.

This decision was prompted by sales of under 300 units through March from its U.S. dealers. Bokich said that as Mercedes' SUV models (M-Class, GL and GLK) are all doing well, the demand for the R-Class has dropped so that there is no longer any business case to continue to make the R-Class available. The opposite is happening in foreign markets.

Using their expensive fuel and various incentives on vehicles makes car-like wagons with diesel engines better options than tall SUVs. Mercedes will present the F-Class from now that’s received until through 2015 at its Tuscaloosa, Ala. plant. A sleeker version of the M-Class will soon replace it.

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