Given the expansion of models Mercedes-Benz is going through these days, the company just might run out of letters to name its models.
According to Auto Express, the German automaker is reportedly working on a baby crossover , which it will slot just below the recently-revealed GLA-Class . The name of the model is the X-Class, and judging by its nomenclature, we won’t be surprised if Mercedes targets the young market for this baby crossover.
Besides, the CLA-Class needs a running mate, right? And what better model to do that than this reported X-Class.
On a more serious note, we don’t mind having a new Merc to choose from. Not that we can afford each and every one of ’em, but in a market where its competitors are doing their own expansions, Mercedes would be a fool to think that it can sit on its laurels and let its existing line do the fighting for them.
If the BMWs and Audis of the world are busy lining up new models for its customers, there’s no reason why Mercedes should’t do the same. There’s also some whispers that the X-Class isn’t going to be just one model, but an entire range of entry-level models that will give birth to other variants in the future. Maybe an XLA, or an X AMG?
It’s too early to say at this point, but if its the route Mercedes is choosing, we’re not going to stand up against it.
Click past the jump to read about the 2015 Mercedes GLA-Class, Mercedes’ smallest crossover SUV to date