Mercedes-Benz will stop producing A-Class and B-Class models
German newspaper Handelsblatt reports that Mercedes will stop producing A-Class and B Class vehicles in 2025. This news comes just weeks after Mercedes reduced its entry-level lineup to only four body styles in an effort to expand its market share.
According to a source, Mercedes board members have decided to drop the A-class successor. History will also be written about the less practical but still popular B-class minivan. The current generation of A-Class and B–Class minivans will get mid-life updates that will extend their lives into 2025.
Mercedes officials have apparently given their approval to the development of successors to existing compact models. The CLA is likely to be available in both a four-door coupe or five-door Shooting Brake body styles.
The entry luxury line was reduced and renamed to Entry Luxury. The new MMA architecture will allow for better equipment and technology in the compact segment. It is designed for electric cars, but can also be used with hybrid powertrains. The MMA platform’s new cars will feature the MB.OS proprietary infotainment system. It will be available in 2024, the same year as the first model based on MMA.