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Daimler Trucks and Buses China Ltd. (DTBC) Established

To further enhance its commercial vehicle operations in China, Daimler AG has established Daimler Trucks and Buses China Ltd. (DTBC), a new legally independent entity that will be responsible for ensuring that Daimler can supply specific customer needs as far as commercial vehicles are concerned. Hubertus Troska, the Daimler Board of Management member responsible for China, says that this is part of the continuing realignment of Daimler’s business in China. “The new commercial vehicle entity is another milestone for Daimler in China and highlights our long-term commitment to the world’s largest vehicle market, which promises to offer enormous potential in the future as well.” According to Robert Veit, DTBC President… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Dubs Euro VI-Compliant Truck Line the ‘A-Team’

In a recent media article, Mercedes-Benz referred to its new Euro VI-compliant heavy-duty truck line as the ‘A-Team’, which actually started in 2011. After continued refinements and constant development, the three truck models, the Actros, Antos, and Arocs (pictured), are now fully compliant with the emissions standard. That’s something that Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Trucks is counting on to further grow its Europe-leading 23 percent market share in 2012. Whether the ‘A-Team’ refers to the fact that the names of the trucks all start with an ‘A’ or to the fictional group of soldiers of fortune featured in a Mr. T-bannered TV series in the mid-80′s and in a 2010 film… Continue Reading »

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Unimog And Econic Trucks Slated For Production In September

The latest iteration of the iconic Unimog truck will soon be available for sale, as it has been announced that production will begin in September. Together with the release  of the venerable Unimog is the Econic, another workhorse truck. Mercedes has announced that these trucks will be equipped with Euro VI compliant diesels. In the case of the Unimog, four and six cylinder engines will be offered, ranging from 155 to 355 horsepower. Other features will include daytime running lights, improved visibility with repositioned windshield wipers and a front camera.  Climate controls have also been given a makeover, so that the cabin occupants can operate as the Unimog does in… Continue Reading »

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MFTBC Celebrates The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Fuso Canter Truck

The best-selling truck of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary and sales have surpassed the 3,700,000 unit level since it was initially offered in the market. The MFTBC is a subsidiary of Daimler and produces the light-duty truck that is widely-used in over 150 countries. The popularity of the Fuso Canter is gradually increasing in the European market. The variant offered in Europe is a hybrid that uses around 23 percent lesser fuel compared to the conventional variant of the Canter. The Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid was given the “Best Energy Efficient Product Award during the “SEAI Energy Show 2013” in Ireland. It was also… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Trucks Targeting Number 1 Spot

According to new Daimler Trucks boss Wolfgang Bernhard, the division is eyeing the number one spot as far as the trucks industry is concerned. The aim, said Bernhard, is to be at the top “in every way,” in a letter that was sent to the company’s staff, a statement made public via Bloomberg. At the moment, Daimler Trucks is still behind its main rivals Volvo and Scania from a profit standpoint. It posted a 5.5-percent profit margin in 2012, compared to Volvo’s 5.8 percent and Scania’s 14 percent. Before taking over the trucks division on April 1, Bernhard was the head of production and purchasing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. Daimler Trucks… Continue Reading »

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Awesome Video of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog in Action

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is definitely a beast that can cover any terrain or road condition. The only thing that can only surpass it probably is a tank. Thus, it makes it very ideal for off-road driving. Whether it is a swampy area with up to four feet water level, snowy landscape, barren terrain or an uphill driving, this will certainly conquer it. Some famous people like Arnold Schwarzenegger even use it to display their own style or show dominance in the highway. The recent Die Hard movie even featured it to show the massive stuff that it can do on the road. So have you ever wondered what makes this… Continue Reading »

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Last Rounds of Extreme Testing for Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz Unimog and Econic

Mercedes-Benz is keen on making sure that the next generation of its Unimog implement carrier and extreme off-roader as well as the new Econic will be able to handle the harshest conditions. The aforementioned vehicles are currently going under the last round of tests such as winter road clearing in Rovaniemi, Finland. The Unimog is meant to handle extreme conditions, from winter operations to tasks done under the scorching sun… such as cleaning up solar panels in Spain. Of course, they are also meant to perform road servicing well no matter what the condition, temperature, altitude, or weather. On the other hand, the Econic is a special vehicle that has… Continue Reading »

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