Mercedes-Benz recently announced that they are dropping the A-Class from its model lineup. The A35 AMG has already been discontinued, and the A220 will soon be gone as well. Mercedes has not commented on their reasoning behind the decision at this time.
However, the entry-level Benz will soon no longer be among us. The A-Class starts at $35,000 USD, the A220 is the price leader and cheapest sedan offered by the company.
The GLA-Class crossover will be taking the place of the A-Class as Mercedes’s entry-level vehicle with an MSRP of $37,450 USD.
Speculations behind Mercedes’s decision to cut the A-Class from its lineup are without a doubt tied to sales. Joey Capparella, a senior editor for Car And Driver stated that the A-Class achieved 17,641 sales in 2019, its first year on the market, but dropped to just 8108 units sold in 2021. The GLA, however, managed to sell 14,322 units for 2021 according to Mercedes-Benz.
The A-Class will likely remain in inventory for the remainder of the year at Mercedes-Benz dealerships across North America. Mercedes has not given a definitive date for the discontinuation of the A-Class as of now, but we can speculate it will be announced sometime in the following months.