While Volvo will continue to offer both sedans and station wagons, Mercedes, on the other hand, will completely eliminate station wagon models from its offer by 2030.
At least that’s what it says Car week which states that Mercedes’ plan is to stop offering wagons by the end of this decade.
It will begin with the abolition of the CLA Shooting Brake model, which will disappear from the range in 2025 and for which no successor is envisaged. In addition, it is stated that the new E-Class for 2030 will also not have a station wagon version in the range.
This was talked about back in September last year when the company’s CEO Markus Schäfer discussed the declining attractiveness and the wagon market at a time when carmakers are spending billions on switching to electric vehicles. Namely, it is not easy to justify investing money in design, development and production for an ever smaller base when customers want electric crossovers and SUVs.
In Automobilwoche the report states that the German company is therefore considering alternatives for customers, especially German ones. In this regard, Mercedes could offer elevated sedans that can accommodate floor-standing batteries or make a clearer distinction between crossovers and SUVs in its offering.
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