Mercedes-Benz is reporting today, that their US sales have dropped by 3% from from 20,895 in April of last year to 20,271 last month. The sales decline was mostly due to the poor performance of the R-Class and E-Class models; consumers are sending a clear message to Mercedes that it’s time for a new E-Class, possibly even a new R-Class, but with a better approach to the crossover concept.
Overall Daimler U.S. sales, including Mercedes-Benz and smart USA cars, totaled 22,954 vehicles.
E-Class sales fell 20 percent to 3,208 vehicles, from 4,011 in April 2007. Sales of the R-Class crossover fell to 735 last month, compared with 1,213 a year earlier.