Mercedes-Benz plans to launch compact seven-seater in a few years, such information by publication Automotive News told the marketing Director of the brand Britta Sieger.
However, the top Manager was not informed, the future novelty will be a crossover or a minivan. But Ms. Sieger noted that the development of the seven-seat model is due to the growing demand for such vehicles in the Chinese market. It is expected that the new compact will be based on front-drive MFA platform used by all models A-Class.
Note the Chinese market is Mercedes-Benz one of the main, in 2017, the company implemented here 445 687 vehicles, while a year earlier net sales amounted to 326 690 machines. However, from compact models in China is presented only cross GLA, which was sold last year in the amount of 70 802 units.
By the way, “cart” MFA will be the basis in the near future for seven new models at least. One of them will be the successor to the B-Class also will be a compact crossover GLB and models to replace the CLA and GLA.
Even Britta Seeger said that a line of compact Mercedes-Benz models will also be electric cars and diesel cars, which the manufacturer is not going to give up.
By the way, earlier this month Mercedes-Benz has started taking orders for the new A-Class. The starting price tag of the model in Germany is 30 Euro 231 (approximately 2 136 000 rubles at the current exchange rate).