(autoinsidernews) - Mercedes-Benz's rapid model expansion of the last few year is unlikely to continue further, the new chief of U.S. operations, Ernst Lieb.
There seem to be opportunities everywhere, but for the moment, there are no plans to expand the lineup. We're going to make the product lineup we have work, said in a interview with The Car Connection, reports Trend.
After controversial addition of the original C-Class, Mercedes has added crossovers, light trucks, convertibles, and roadsters. Recently, the brand started an expansion into several niche markets with the R-Class crossover and CLS-Class four-door coupe.
One area that Mercedes is certain to expand in the U.S., is its lineup of diesel models with the introduction of its clean BLUETEC diesel models. While Lieb statement seems to indicate that the B-Class may not come to the U.S. any time soon, Lieb's statement not written in stone.