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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mercedes Thinks Another Convertible SUV is a Good Idea

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G-Class Convertible

“You just went and made a convertible SUV? Probably not a good idea.” Thinking back to convertible SUVs like the Nissan Murano or Range Rover Evoque, it’s hard to justify a new one coming to market. But Mercedes-Benz thinks they can emerge as a serious player in the drop-top SUV game.
 
According to CarAdvice.com.au, Mercedes-Benz vice-president of sports car and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, said that the upcoming G-Class could lose its top. If you remember, Mercedes actually did have a convertible G-Class for a short time until 2013 when it was axed because of slow sales (pictured here).



G-Class Convertible 2

Mercedes is betting on the fact that they will “find a market” for the niche SUV— a market they hope will be similar to the open-top Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts…except with deeper pockets. Much deeper.
The project hasn’t been given the green light yet, but if it does, we could expect to see it in the next two years and with a six-figure price tag.
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