Shame Mercedes design department forgot (as they so often do) that they needed a RHD version of the GLK.
I reckon the problem is that GLK would be too expensive here, and would end up too near ML.
Why should it end up any nearer the ML in price than it does in Europe where it sells well?
I just looked at the pricing in Germany and there is a much bigger difference than I would have thought. Also interesting the ML250CDi is already listed in Germany, but not here.
GLK250CDI 4Matic auto is €44K and the same in M Class is €55K. Makes the UK seem cheap!
But they have kept prices down no doubt due to the slowdown etc etc.
I doubt it. Over half of new car sales are company cars in some form or other and loads of the so-called private sales get the bills paid in mileage allowances.The buying/ownership model is different here. A lot of cars in the UK are sold on manufacturer finance so they make money on the car and on the finance.
People in the rest of Europe tend to keep cars far longer than we do, and used car prices are way higher. If prices were increased dramatically here then the same thing would happen in the UK and new car sales would be decimated.