Earlier right this moment we reported that Mercedes-Benz had chosen to discontinue the entry-level A-Class within the U.S., within the title of “streamlining” its product line. Now, the identical intuition will take the A-Class away from Canadians, as nicely.
Mercedes-Benz Canada informed CarScoops right this moment that it could cease promoting each the A-Class Sedan and the A-Class Hatch, which the U.S. by no means received, after the 2022 mannequin yr.
“I can verify that Mercedes-Benz Canada lately knowledgeable its nationwide seller community that we are going to now not provide the A-Class Sedan & Hatch in Canada after the present mannequin yr (MY22),” a Mercedes-Benz Canada spokesperson informed us in an e mail. “Whereas the A-Class has been nicely obtained by our clients since its introduction in 2019, this determination is in keeping with our ongoing effort to streamline our product portfolio.”
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When Mercedes launched the A-Class in North America in 2019, it made the bizarre determination to promote the hatchback model in Canada and never the U.S. Though it’s on no account unparalleled for Canadians to have entry to automobiles not offered within the U.S., it’s the exception moderately than the rule.
That call does, nevertheless, give Canadians entry to the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic Hatch (and sedan) with its fancy aero packages and its 302 hp (306 PS/225 kW) 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It at the moment sells for $51,100 CAD ($40,173 USD at present trade charges) and hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds.
Thankfully, Canadians will nonetheless be capable to purchase the CLA 4-door coupe however feedback recommend that the perpetrator behind Mercedes’ determination to ax the A-Class is a well-recognized one: SUVs.
“Canadian drivers will proceed to get pleasure from numerous fashions that can function entry factors into the world of Mercedes-Benz, together with the CLA 4-Door Coupe, GLA SUV, and GLB SUV, to call just a few,” the spokesperson informed us.