Mercedes Considering X-Class Supermini for 2018
At the time, the official Mercedes stance was that superminis were not profitable enough, and that they would need to much money to develop a standalone Mercedes supermani.
To suggest that we changed their mind would be a stretch of the imagination, but the Germans are indeed thinking of a new entry-level car that could be based on the architecture of the Renault Clio, which by then will have to be replaced once more.
The new X-Class could be a family of vehicles slotting under the A-Class, with sedan and crossover variants expected as well. Power will come from a 1.0-liter three cylinder engine or a 1.5-liter, presumably the diesel option.
Mercedes reportedly expects to sell about 100,000 to 150,000 units annually of this €20,000 car. That's basically as expensive as the best equipped Clio models sold today.
Story via Autobild