2014 Mercedes CLA-Class shortage could discourage new buyers
Mercedes-Benz has hit a home run with the all-new 2014 CLA-Class four door coupe. It’s been so successful that the German automaker is running out of the new four-door coupe. The new CLA-Class is selling so well that Mercedes-Benz had to notify its U.S. dealers to expect fewer deliveries of the new coupe in the first half of 2014. The all-new 2014 CLA launch is successful beyond what dealers had expected. Is this going to discourage new buyers if they have to wait?
Daimler AG sent a letter to its Mercedes dealers saying it anticipates “tight inventories and low days supply” from February through June because of the car’s “overwhelming success” worldwide. The letter went on to say, CLA production at the two plants in Rastatt, Germany, and Kecskemét, Hungary are running at full capacity, and output should support demand by July.
Mercedes is attracting new buyers to the brand like never before and they seem top be happy with their new CLA. They like the price ($29,900 before destination) its coupe-like styling and high-tech features that make it appealing. But will the short supply of the new Mercedes premium compact deter potential new buyers?