The R-Class won a design award
, went on tour with the Rolling Stones
, was dropped in price
, and still sold so poorly that Mercedes admitted the car was a failure
. Yet M-B head man Dieter Zetsche said the car isn't going away, so as one does with continuing product, the R-Class is getting some face and tail work done. Those who whisper about such things indicate that the car will end up looking more like the B-Class
. We're not sure that will help it, since it looks much like the B-Class already and that car isn't exactly a looker, either. We think the R might be better served if Mercedes could explain why anyone should choose it over the E-Class wagon or GL-Class SUVs... and when the GLK
arrives, well, good luck to you, R-Class.
[Source: Global Motors