So the R-Class is going the way of Seal and Heidi Klum's marriage. MBUSA sold under 3000 of the 6-seat not-a-minivans in 2011, and only 300 in the first three months of 2012. And so the model will be dropped from the US lineup for 2013.
Because basically, MBUSA just wants to sell third row-lovers giant, lumbering SUVs like the GL-Class instead of weirdly elongated wagon/minivan things. Which, America gets the Mercedeses we deserve.
Though America also gets to keep producing the R-Class through 2015. Because somehow, Mexico, Canada, and China are all buying and loving these beasts just fine. How does that make any sense at all? It does not.
motoramic via dt senior minivan correspondent jjdaddy-o]