Mercedes says other compact models would not be excluded. The German brand could further expand its compact range in the future.
The all-new Mercedes GLB is the latest in a company strategy to increase the number of compact vehicles from five to eight over the next generation shift, a strategy for the classic range as it does not seem to integrate the next EQA and EQB electric variants. And according to Autocar, the builder will not stop there.
“Ten years ago no one expected eight compact cars, so never say never. But we have a good balance now,” said Mathias Geisen, head of development for the Mercedes compact range.
What kind of vehicles?
Any additional compact Mercedes would not arrive for a while. It remains to be seen what segments the manufacturer could aim for. The imminent stopping of the SLC suggests that a dedicated sportscar is excluded, though a SLA compact front wheeldrive coupe could still be in the cards.