Good for them to stick with the product. I like the R-class and I always peak at them when I see them around. To me it's a much more attractive vehicle than any large SUV. A facelift could be a good thing, but the overall package is pretty nice.
How about they give us Americans the option of the SWB short wheelbase model!? Options are good and not everyone needs a 3 row people mover.
Wow, I completely forgot this car existed.
I don't go fishing, I go fish sticking. How do you think we get the fish sticks?
For what it's worth, Pontiac stood by the Aztec too.
They will incentive the heck out of the thing until either it gets a refresh or the model is discontinued.
Wait, the R-Klasse is still being built?
7,733 sales for 2008. Good for Merc to stand by their product because no one else is.That volume, though, isn't much. After its debut in late 2005, the R-Class' sales peaked just short of 2,500 copies per month, or just under 30,000 per year. Since then, though, the R-Class has been in a tailspin. In 2008, sales tanked 40.7% to just 7,733 copies for the entire year. To prop up sales, the R-Class will receive its third facelift, this one planned for the 2010 model year, which will introduce all-new sheet metal forward of the A-pillar that Mercedes-Benz says will make it look more "aggressive."
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Makes sense to continue selling it if they can at all to recoup any investment I guess. Those are very low numbers and I can see why it's selling at this rate. Not an impressive vehicle, IMO.
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