In an interview with Car and Driver
, BMW’s head of sales Ian Robertson and Mercedes-Benz head Dieter Zetsche, both acknowledged that things have gone too far. “The checkerboard of body styles and segments is rather full, although there are still a few to be finished,” said Robertson. “We’ve got an X2 and an X7 coming, and there are a few others, but I also know—because we’ve taken decisions—that some body styles will be removed in the future.” Unfortunately, both Robertson and Zetsche agree that the obscure CUVs like the Mercedes GLA or CLA Coupe won’t be the ones getting the axe. Instead, both automakers will pick and choose from the enthusiast’s corner of the buffet, meaning coupes and convertibles will be the first to go.