The Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class are allegedly being axed globally by 2025.
According to the Düsseldorf-based financial and business newspaper Handelsblatt, the Mercedes-Benz management is in favour of killing off the current-generation A-Class and B-Class by 2025. Sad as it may be for many, the German news report states that Mercedes-Benz aims to become 'the world's most valuable luxury car brand.' And this can only be achieved by focussing more on the higher-profit models. Add to this the German marque's ambitious electrification plans, and the only feasible solution for the brand seems to be to kill off the entry-level models.
However, this does not suggest the doom of the entire Mercedes-Banz compact car portfolio. The report confirms that the German carmaker is not abandoning models like the CLA (Sedan & Shooting brake), the GLA, and the GLB. These will be renewed for the next generation and are likely to switch to the new MMA structure from the existing MFA platform.
Though the B-Class was taken off the Indian market quite some time back, the A-Class is still available in India as the sedan, along with the mad A 45 AMG. The latter enjoys a very good reputation overseas and is often seen as the current benchmark for performance hatchbacks. So, it will definitely be a sad moment to see these models go the way of the dodo.