Mercedes-Benz R-class axed in the UK

Mercedes-Benz R-class axed in the UK

Mercedes’ MPV come estate come SUV is dropped from UK lineup following poor sales; to be sold in China only from now on

The Mercedes-Benz R-class has been axed in the UK.

Poor sales of the MPV are believed to be responsible for its demise. As more motorists look to the booming SUV and crossover markets to fill their people-moving needs, sales of the R-class have continued to suffer.

Originally intended to blend the space of an MPV, the all-wheel drive reassurance of a 4×4 and the practicality of an estate, the R-class found itself competing in a number of sectors.

Priced from £44,620, the R-class came with a V6 engine offered in either 190bhp or 265bhp guises.

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