Mercedes-Benz / E-Class / E220d All-Terrain
By DANIEL DeGASPERI
TRADITIONAL large wagons face a
rockier path than ever before, but the likes of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class
All-Terrain are at least trying to steer around a treacherous sales
In local Mercedes-Benz showrooms the single-specification E220d
All-Terrain is far removed from the swoopy, glitzy multi-tier GLC and GLE
coupe-SUV ranges that have been rushed out – in the case of the latter,
mid-model cycle – in an attempt to halt huge BMW X4 and X6 sales.
only variation of the 10th-generation E-Class Estate we will now see in
Australia is also a new addition to a long line of large Benz wagons, forging a
new path for the brand but one also leading head-on into established rivals
such as Audi’s A6 Allroad and various Cross Country Volvos.
populism is flicked for quiet restraint, both literally in terms of the single
efficient diesel four-cylinder offered and the modest sales volumes expected.
But is this a case of haute cuisine trumping a rush for family-favourite fast
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