Mercedes-Benz has announced they are currently looking for a niche market that would enjoy an open-top SUV.

Mercedes-Benz has announced they are currently looking for a niche market that would enjoy an open-top SUV.

In an interview with CarAdvice, Mercedes-Benz's vice-president of sports cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, said there is a market for a convertible SUV even though the G-Class Cabrio was axed back in 2013 because there wasn't enough demand and there were some issues regarding production. He went on to specify they will eventually "find a market" for a new model, but he did admit it's going to be tricky especially since Chinese customers are not big fans of convertibles.

Kurz added they will continue to analyze the market and take a decision once they figure out whether the automotive world really needs a convertible SUV. Mercedes-Benz will most likely wait and see what will happen to the Range Rover Evoque Cabrio set to go on sale in 2016 before deciding whether it's worth developing a high-riding roofless model.

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Mercedes-Benz says they will find a market for a convertible SUV