Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
March 20, 2012
Mercedes-Benz announced that it will cease sales of their R-Class crossover in the U.S. in 2013.
Through the first two months of 2012, Mercedes-Benz only sold 293 R-Classes, one-third less than the number sold in the first two months of last year.
Mercedes-Benz says they will continue to build the R-Class at its plant in Alabama for export to other markets.
Mercedes also confirmed the second generation GL-Class will be shown at next month's New York Auto Show. The GL-Class shares the new ML's architecture. Expect improvements interior space, fuel efficiency, and refinement. Engines will likely include a twin-turbo 4.7L engine making more than 400 HP and a diesel V6.