Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has revealed the company's front-wheel drive lineup will likely grow when the next-generation of models is introduced in 2018.

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has revealed the company's front-wheel drive lineup will likely grow when the next-generation of models is introduced in 2018.

Speaking to Automotive News, Zetsche said "We are considering the final portfolio of the next generation of our compact cars." He added, "We have to define it and we may expand the portfolio."

The executive declined to go into specifics but Mercedes has previously announced plans to build five models on the current MFA platform. These vehicles include the A-, B-, CLA - and GLA-Class. The fifth model remains a mystery but Zetsche said it will be introduced next year and won't be sold in the United States.

There's no word on what additions could be made, but previous reports have indicated there could be an A-Class Convertible, a seven-seat B-Class or possibly an entry-level roadster.

 

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