German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz will permanently stop production of the A-Class by 2025. This was reported by the business newspaper Handelsblatt. Earlier, the company announced that it will focus more on luxury models, which are more profitable.
There is no successor to the A-Class models, which nevertheless make up a large part of Mercedes sales. And it does not stop there, according to the German business newspaper “Handelsblatt”. The reason is that Mercedes makes more profit with the luxury models than with the basic versions.
The Stuttgart-based automaker wants to continue to play a dominant role in the premium segment, and has therefore expanded the range to more than 40 models in the past. But the Swedish CEO of Mercedes-Benz Group, Ola Källenius, is now abandoning his predecessors’ strategy. At the end of May, it already announced that it will cancel three of the seven compact models, but No one said exactly†
According to “Handelsblatt”, Mercedes wants to focus in the future on building the CLA Coupé, GLA, GLB and CLA Shooting Brake. Other Class A models will die. The phase-out of the B-class will also be prepared. Mercedes considers both series unprofitable. According to Handelsblatt, his disappearance will increase entry prices from around €30,000 to €40,000.
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