Mercedes Wagons Uncertain Future, Replacement With EVs

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Electric vehicles are on the way as manufacturers scramble to set the groundwork for their all-electric futures. As organizations change toward a new paradigm, the transformation will be intriguing to witness, with lots of ambiguity adding to the excitement and fear. That adjustment, however, will result in casualties, which might imply that the wagon is on its way out at Mercedes.

During Munich Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz CEO, Markus Schäfer, told Autocar that the demand for estate cars is shrinking. Customers in the majority of markets choose crossovers and SUVs, which may become the company's priority.

Automakers are pouring billions of dollars on electric cars, but building an electrified wagon for a declining sector isn't regarded as the greatest use of the company's resources at this critical juncture when there are other, more profitable EVs available.


Cabriolets are also affected by the same issue. Designing an appealing all-electric convertible, according to Schäfer, has many problems. The battery in the floor makes the bottom rather thick, which is difficult to conceal inside the slimmer proportions of a convertible. This broad floor might also lead to the demise of the conventional sedan.

EVs provide automakers with new opportunities while also posing new problems. Mercedes-Benz arrived in Munich with a flurry of all-electric premieres. It unveiled four new electric vehicles: the AMG EQS, the Maybach EQS SUV, the EQE, and the G-Class. They are only the latest in a flurry of electric cars released by the firm this year, however, we have yet to see an all-electric cabriolet or wagon.

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