Mercedes Adds Coupe Crossover as Rivals Expand SUV Lineup Bloomberg

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Mercedes Adds Coupe as Rivals Expand SUV Lineup

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A Concept Coupe is on display the 2014 Beijing International Exhibition at China International Center in Beijing on April 20, Close


Mercedes-Benz, the third-biggest maker of luxury is planning a coupe-style sport-utility with a low, sloping to gain on larger rivals Motoren Werke AG (BMW) and AG. (NSU)

The four-door crossover, incorporates both SUV and sedan features 22-inch tires for ground clearance, a sporty with the iconic Mercedes integrated into it and rear in a slim band to make the look broader. The vehicle, over the weekend at the Beijing show, will go into next year.

The model is “a harbinger of Mercedes’s growth,” Thomas Weber, the development chief, told in Beijing. “We are keeping our foot on the

Mercedes, Audi and BMW are all expanding SUV lineups in the coming years to six and overhauling those currently on the as they vie to nab the top position in luxury car by the end of the decade. The segment is critical in competition with one another as SUV sales will surge 32 to 4.93 million vehicles in with the strongest growth from China. according to an IHS forecast.

China, the world’s biggest market, is increasingly dictating automakers’ development decisions as it faster than other sales regions. SUV demand continue to outstrip global car sales and will account for 40 of deliveries in five years, with 37 percent this and 26 percent five years according to IHS estimates. The vehicles, often share many with traditional sedans and are at higher prices, are also key contributors for high-end carmakers.


“SUVs are really in big and they are growing in every worldwide,” Luca de Meo, sales chief, said in an in Beijing. “Being strong in is fundamental to being successful in the market.”

Audi debuted an off-road SUV at the auto show. The Ingolstadt, Volkswagen AG (VOW) brand is customer reactions to the sleek vehicle as one possibility for expanding its SUV de Meo said.

Audi is also adding an SUV above the current Q7, its vehicle in the segment. The Q7 is in the process of revamped as a lighter and more efficient model. In compact Audi will add the Q1 in 2016. All the would double the marque’s SUV

Though manufacturers are rushing to customer demand for roomy they also must consider tightening emission globally. Because SUVs are heavier and less aerodynamic, increase overall pollution.

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Fuel Consumption

“The to reduce fuel consumption keep up with the speed the SUV is expanding,” said Richard a partner with consulting PwC Management Engineers in Dusseldorf, “The SUV boom will until the next fuel shock, which will lead to a drop in demand.”

The SUV from Mercedes, which is by Daimler AG (DAI). will underpinnings with the M-Class SUV and be at the automaker’s U.S. plant in The vehicle will join the GLA crossover in Mercedes’s lineup. The GLA on sale in Europe last and is the manufacturer’s 5th SUV.

BMW, the biggest maker of luxury established coupe-style SUVs in with the X6. The new X4, derived from the X3, shares the dropping roofline of the X6 and will come to market in

BMW’s SUV expansion will include the X7, a new top-of the-line which will be built in South Carolina. The Munich-based is spending $1 billion to increase at the plant by 50 percent to 450,000 annually by 2016. After the the factory will be BMW’s facility globally.

“Luxury play a role as status said Marcus Berret, a automotive partner with Berger strategy consultants. buy premium vehicles to show a public what they can SUVs emanate a ’get-out-of-my-way’ that prevails globally.”

To the reporter on this story: Tschampa in Frankfurt at

To contact the editors responsible for story: Chad Thomas at Sara Marley

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