The German marque remains bullish with its three-box vehicles.
There's so much to say about the comparison between saloons and SUVs/crossovers these days, but most (if not everyone) will tell you that SUVs are all the rage. Sales numbers are proof and the fact that you see them more on the road right now than before further solidifies that notion.
With that said, Mercedes-Benz is still in full confidence with saloons, especially with the S-Class saloon, which made a recent global debut for its seventh generation. In light of that event, Mercedes chief Ola Källenius shared his thoughts with a handful of media personnel.
"With regard to relevance, the three-box saloon in the luxury segment remains highly relevant," Källenius said in an interview as reported by Australia's CarsGuide.
Källenius, of course, is happy with how Mercedes' SUV sales are turning out, representing a third of every car sold from the German automaker. The GLS is the main key point in the Mercedes SUV lineup, as well as the GLS Maybach, answering the SUV demand from its customers.
But Källenius isn't losing hope with its three-box vehicles, especially the S-Class. According to him, the upper-luxury segment saloons "seems to be very, very solid."
New W223 S-Class is out and about:
- Maybach S-Class to debut in November, AMG S63e and S73e to follow
- 2021 Mercedes S-Class reveal: Iconic looks, modern tech, more power
The flagship S-Class saloon remains to be a strong seller for Mercedes. In fact, its biggest market isn't in Europe or in the U.S. – it's in China where 700 S-Class saloons are sold every month. Indeed, saloons are here to stay, but it won't take long before the time that you have to spend a little more than what you should if you want a saloon in your garage.
As for the S-Class Coupe and Convertible, well, those two have been confirmed to be meeting the end of the road.