Two facelifts of one model? Yip, sure looks that way, according to our spies whose evidence doesn't lie. Mercedes-Benz launched a facelifted version of the R-Class last year, amid very slow sales of the cross-over luxury 7-seater.
Rumours suggest changes will be massive upfront where something akin to B-Class. We aren't too sure this facelift will shore up sales as needed though. The R-Class has been one of those automotive mysteries ever since it came on the scene, never really taking up space in any defined category except "motor vehicle". Even the AMG version wasn't as popular as other models. I can't say the R is a bad car, far from it in fact. Apart from thirsty petrol versions, the diesel is quite frugal for its size, and practicality is a big plus for it. Perhaps the R-Class is a victim of a swing in public tastes?