Doubt this will get much outrage out of our users but the plug has been pulled on the R-Class in the US market. The reasoning behind the move? Lackluster sales. The R received a refresh in 2011 but it did not help things. We always questioned the idea of a mini-van in our SUV obsessed culture and it seems the market spoke clearly. Sales were sliding as early as 2007 at only 13,000 units in the USA falling well short of the 50,000+ per year goal for this model.

The vehicle will still be produced for Mexican, Canadian, and Chinese markets through 2015.

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