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Mercedes to axe next-generation CLS Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake




Mercedes-Benz is reportedly killing off its sleek CLS Shooting Brake after just one generation due to lack of interest from US and Chinese buyers.

The next-generation CLS is due in showrooms in 2018, but according to a report by Car Magazine in the UK, Stuttgart will not be replacing the slow-selling CLS Shooting Brake, even though final design for the next-generation has already been approved.

 

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The axing of the CLS represents the first signs of carmakers consolidating their model range as the Chinese market slows, while the once booming Middle Eastern market stagnates.

Slow-selling body styles such as the entry-level three-door Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class are all being culled in the coming generation.

Let’s hope the best looking model in the A-Class range, the CLA will escape the death row.

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