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Mercedes Unimog U5000 Turned Into a Camper in China

The Mercedes Unimog U5000 is such a massive beast in both on-road and off-road conditions. Recently, a new version of it was spotted in China at the Beijing Crab Island International Auto Show. What makes this one very special is that it has been converted into a camper. A few days ago, we released details and photos of the Mercedes Marco Polo, which is the three-pointed star brand’s answer to the Volkswagen California campervan. However, some may find the cabin sticking in its roof very awkward, pretty much the same with its VW rival. Despite the smaller sleeping room of the Mercedes Unimog U5000 camper, it seems to be better… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Sales Spike in the Asian Market

Mercedes-Benz sales were looking great in the first half of 2014. According to Wall Street Journal, the sales of the brand in the early six months of the year spiked up to 13 percent worldwide. The success was attributed to the strong demand in China and other emerging markets in Asia for luxury cars. WSJ said Mercedes sales numbered 783,520 units in that period. Notably, sales in June increased by 8 percent from a year earlier to 142,136 cars. Ola Kallenius, the head of sales of Daimler, stated, “We are on track to make 2014 into yet another record year.” The sales of the three-pointed star brand in China from January to… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Should Capitalize on China’s Demand for EV and Hybrid Vehicles

China is now one of the countries that automakers are focusing on because of the high demand of the area in automobiles. According to Forbes, the automotive market of the region is fast growing. In fact, it is projected to have 30% share in terms of global sales by the end of the decade. It’s no wonder why luxury brand like Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW are also putting much effort in strengthening their hold in the area. However, the increasing number of vehicles in the country has alarmed local regulators as it triggered a number of problems like heavy traffic and pollution. As a result, the Chinese government is currently… Continue Reading »

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Daimler-BYD’s DENZA EV officially unveiled at Auto China 2014

The highly anticipated product of the Daimler-BYD joint venture finally got its world premiere. At the Auto China 2014 event, BYD Daimler New Technology showcased the production model of its pet project, an electric vehicle developed specifically for the Chinese market. BDNT expects the first unit of the DENZA automobile to be available by September 2014. The car is priced at RMB369,000, or around $59,250. Of course, BDNT aims to make the deal more enticing for those on the fence by throwing in considerable subsidies that reach a total of nearly RMB120,000, which is going to be shaved off the price of the vehicle straight away. BDNT, established in 2010,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV Revealed in Beijing Motor Show

Following the explosive one-two victory of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix held in Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz dropped another bombshell in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. The treat came in the form of the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV. The concept vehicle may no longer be a surprise to many because Dr. Dieter Zetsche of Daimler has been teasing the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV more than a week ahead of the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. According to industry experts and reports, the Concept SUV will be Mercedes’ long-awaited answer to the BMW X6 series. The intention of Mercedes to go head-to-head with the X6 was… Continue Reading »

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Concept Coupe SUV Revealed by Daimler CEO

Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche revealed yesterday that Mercedes-Benz would be presenting a new concept vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. In a few weeks, the prestigious brand of Daimler will unveil its Concept Coupe SUV. This will provide everyone a preview of what they can expect from the new MLC-Class of the brand. Rumors about the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV have been circulating online since last year. However, the project was only recently confirmed. According to AutoBlog, the new SUV will adopt the platform of the ML model. Thus, it will be produced in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA alongside the other M-Class variants. Although Daimler did not reveal a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to double Beijing plant capacity

As demand continues to soar for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, parent company Daimler is set to invest some more into its Beijing factory in order to double production capacity. According to a Bloomberg report, Daimler and its JV partner Beijing Automotive Group will invest a whoppping 1 billion euros (around $1.38 billion) for the expansion that will see the plant produce up to 200,000 vehicles in 2015. The Beijing facility currently produces Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, and GLK vehicles. The sedans, in particular, are enjoying great demand. The plant will also be adding the GLA compact SUV to its assembly line come 2015. Daimler chief Dr Dieter Zetsche reaffirms that the company… Continue Reading »

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