Mercedes-Benz has revealed that its 2018 model year Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars in the US will not have three-pointed star hood ornament.
The three-pointed star ornament on Mercedes-Benz cars is one of the most important ornaments – at least for Mercedes-Benz owners – and is an iconic symbol in the world of automobiles globally.
Mercedes-Benz USA has however decided that the 2018 model year of the C-Class will not be getting the hood ornament anymore. Instead, it will get a large three-pointed star on the grille itself, like how the Indian C-Class gets it. Along with this, the 2018 C-Class models will also get subtle updates to the interior and exterior as well.
If we revisit history, Daimler had trade-marked the three-pointed star symbol in 1925. It had the Benz laurel wreath wrapped around it and the ornament made its way on the bonnets of some of the most iconic cars in the Mercedes-Benz line-up.
Some reports on the internet say that this particular move could be due to the company’s efforts in presenting Mercedes-Benz cars as a ‘young’ brand, which caters to car buyers who are on the right side of 40. Either ways, car buyers in USA will surely miss the lovely three-pointed star on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.