Off-beat SUVs are being ruled out by Mercedes-Benz image

The German automaker which has been on a spree adding or refreshing its SUV lineup has no called it a day and will apparently refrain from delivering odd contraptions such as two-door or cabrio crossovers.

Mercedes officially denies any intention to produce two-door or cabrio SUVs as the automaker has decided they would not make a good business case, according to Daimler’s design boss – Gorden Wagener – who believes the clients of this type of vehicle are looking for practicality and space. As such stretching the boundaries of the body type too far – beyond those SUV-coupe models – with a true two-door version would be too farfetched (even though it has been done in the past). He went on to say Mercedes would not deliver a convertible SUV – a clear nod to the apparition of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible.

The executive also detailed a bit the rumor mill star – the upcoming E Class executive sedan – calling it “sophisticated, stylish and sporty.” Wagoner added they managed to squeeze the most out of its aerodynamic profile, making it the best in class while also bringing truly bespoke design features, such as a side “catwalk line” and LED taillights with a “stardust” finish. By the way, he also hinted the Mercedes-Maybach luxury subbrand will grow beyond the S Class models it currently has to the E Class in the near future and maybe even the upcoming new generation of the GLS large SUV. The E Class will be previewed this week in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show and then will be officially revealed on January 11 at NAIAS in Detroit.