Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans - Mercedes-Benz has exposed details of its design attack for 2017, via an aesthetic timeline included in its half-yearly sales results presentation. No less compared to 20 new models will certainly be added throughout the brand's line-up, including the E-Class Sports car and also Cabriolet brother or sisters, renovations for the GLA as well as S-Class, along with the highly-anticipated ute which will certainly share various components with the existing Nissan Navara.
Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans
Additionally prepared for the following year are fully-electric (EV) versions of the Smart Fortwo, Cabrio and Forfour light cars-- though we will not see these in Australia anytime soon-- in addition to more GT-badged cars, including GT C Roadster and also Coupe variants, and also exactly what appears to be an additional GT R Sports car-- although Mercedes-AMG simply exposed the GT R.
David McCarthy, Mercedes-Benz Australia's senior Public Relations manager, recently confirmed the regional release of the 'typical' GT, slotting below the current GT S single offering.
"However there is the upcoming roadster variation of the GT", McCarthy added, which indicates the GT C roadster, nevertheless the addition of the GT C Coupe in the timeline might likewise mean a brand-new design altogether.
The inclusion of an additional GT R sports car in the 2017 roadmap might additionally point to a 'Black Collection' version of the GT supercar, after Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG chairman, stated at the Goodwood Event of Rate: "We are not done with Black Edition (branding) yet", negating the conjecture that 'R' would replace the Black Collection language.
Surprisingly, the most recent release of the roadmap record reveals 'GLA facelift', however the image reported by internet site Carscoops consists of a 'GLA Coupe' rather, which asks the question: was 'Coupe' a mistake, or is Mercedes currently trying to keep a lid on its prepare for a fastbacked GLA?
A GLA renovation would likely be a minor one, bringing the brand name's tiniest SUV in accordance with the recent refreshes provided to its A-Class and also CLA siblings. At the same time, a GLA Coupe would even more strengthen Mercedes-Benz's SUV line-up, which currently includes the GLC and GLE coupes.
The E-Class All Terrain validates the business's plans to include a jacked-up variation of the E-Class wagon to handle the Audi A6 Allroad, pegged along the lines of a 'semi-SUV'. Expect the harder E-Class variant to feature Allroad-like increased suspension, rugged body panels, underbody security as well as well as increased ride-height.
Ultimately, a facelifted variation of the S-Class limousine seems arranged for a 2017 launch, following spy images of pre-production models broke earlier this year during cold-weather testing.
While these new designs are set up for launch in 2017, it's greater than likely this timeline is for European launches, with Australian versions to comply with afterwards. Anticipate the majority of the brand-new Mercedes-Benz line-up to launching in your area either late next year or early in 2018.