Daimler seems to be on a roll lately as its global Mercedes sales rose to its highest level in the month of November. According to Reuters, the Mercedes sales worldwide grew by 10.9 percent to 133,441 automobiles. The company attributes the strong sales to the high demand of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class model. It is improved further by the boost of sales in China and North American territories. In the statement released by Daimler last Thursday, the year- to-date Mercedes sales increased by 10.7 percent. The giant automaker was able to sell a record-setting 1.32 million vehicles added Mercedes’ parent company. It noted that the growth was powered by the growth… Continue Reading »
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By now, you might have heard of something called DENZA, which is the battery-running electric vehicle that is a product of the joint venture between Daimler and Chinese automaker BYD. According to Daimler, DENZA should be on schedule for its 2014 market introduction, which was the tentative timetable announced before, set to coincide with the Auto China trade fair. Apart from debuting at the Beijing automotive event, the first dealership featuring DENZA will also be in the Chinese capital city. The first store for this bold joint venture is set to open sometime around the middle of 2014, and there are also additional dealerships to be set up at the… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts in China are in for a treat, because Daimler has just confirmed that it is planning on building a Mercedes-Benz Museum in the Asian country. The plans for what would be called a ‘Mercedes Benz Cultural Center’, which will include a museum, were announced at an event held in the capital of Beijing this past weekend. This ‘visionary construction project’ is still in the early stages of planning, but we expect nothing less than state-of-the-art facilities, world-class architectural design, and a load of exhibits and Mercedes-Benz vehicles on display at the second museum focusing on the German automotive brand. According to Hubertus Troska (the Daimler Board Member for… Continue Reading »
New spy shots revealed that a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is in the works in China. Apparently, the exact location of the sighting was at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the city of Qingdao in the Shandong Province. The source, CarNewsChina, is pretty positive about the car being an S-Class because the light camouflage revealed the traditional features of the variant. According to the report, the new car will be launched at the Chengdu Auto Show in China on September this year. Then, the car will roll out in the Chinese car market probably in October, just a month after its launching.
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 »
Despite their win at the Chinese Grand Prix last year, Mercedes head Toto Wolff is playing down its chances of retaining the title as the season starts. Last year was the first win of the team since it returned to Formula 1 racing behind the commanding victory of Nico Rosberg in Shanghai. Although the team is supposedly second only to Red Bull according to Lewis Hamilton, Wolf is trying to be more realistic about the team’s chances this year. He indicated that questions were asked if they will be able to repeat its 2013 win, but what happened last year may not increase its chances this year on the track…. Continue Reading »
The China division of Mercedes-Benz is being investigated along with two other auto manufacturers by the Administrative Center for Defective Products of China or the DPAC since it supposedly used asphalt on vehicles as sound deadeners. The two other automobile manufacturers whose China divisions were also investigated were Audi and BMW. The report indicated that some models of the vehicles produced by Beijing-Benz, FAW-Volkswagen and Brilliance-BMW supposedly used asphalt on their damping plates. The damping plates of the vehicles are used to absorb noise and vibration. It is also used as waterproofing for the vehicles. A comprehensive investigation will allow authorities to check if the vehicles produced by these companies… Continue Reading »