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Smart ForTwo Disney Edition Available Only in Japan

If you happened to be in Japan and you are a huge Mickey Mouse fan, you will find it interesting that Smart, through its Brabus tailor-made program, recently released its Disney Edition for the ForTwo. What makes this one different from the other Smart ForTwo units is that carries the same color patterns as Disney’s iconic character, Mickey Mouse. The Smart ForTwo Disney Edition uses a combination of four colors associated with the famous mouse. Yellow was used for the car’s mirrors, black for its tridion cell, white for its wheels, and red for its body. Inside are leather seats embroidered with the “edition Disney” logo. Fortunately, there were no mouse ears… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition Comes Out in Japan

Mercedes-Benz recently launched a limited-edition variant of the SLK exclusively for the Japanese market. According to Inautonews, the car carrying the model name Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition will only be produced in 100 units. Each unit costs 6,700,000 yen or around 49,000 euros. The Exterior What makes this car more special than the standard SLK is it features a diamond white finish for its exterior, a panoramic roof using the Magic Sky Control system, and five-spoke 18-inch AMG wheels. The Interior In the cabin, the car is fitted with gray carbon inserts with pearl finish. Then, its seats are lined with either a black or gray Nappa leather depending on… Continue Reading »

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Super Mario Rides the New Mercedes GLA

Nintendo’s earnings continue to decline after losing a lot of their market share in the console wars. So, in an attempt to boost their standings, the company announced that it will be opening its doors to “new licensing opportunities”. The plan is to integrate famous brands with their iconic characters. The first on Nintendo’s list is Mercedes-Benz. According to Forbes, Nintendo revealed that it will be partnering with the famous German automaker to promote its GLA crossover. The deal allows the new Mercedes GLA to be featured in Mario Kart 8 as a part of its free downloadable content (DLC) in Japan. Then, Super Mario will be making special appearances in the commercials… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Trucks Growing its Business in Asia and Africa Through MFTBC and DICV

In order to get stronger results from its commercial vehicles division, Daimler has been working hard to establish itself in new growth markets, particularly in Asia and Africa. Key here is Daimler Trucks’ “Asia Business Model” that allows it to gain traction through ‘stronger bundling and optimization’ of operations within the region. Important facilities within the region are major contributors to the division’s growth. Among these facilities are the Kawasaki, Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), as well as the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) facility in Chennai, India. Daimler Trucks has a 2015 target of 500,000 units sold for that year, and a loftier 2020 target of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G550 Night Edition Revealed To Be Just For The Japanese Market

The Mercedes-Benz Night Edition sports an obsidian-black color that makes it the epitome of coolness. It also comes with titanium gray colored 18-inch twin-five-spoke wheels and fender flares styled by AMG. And that is just the exterior. For its interior, potential buyers can expect Designo piano-black painted wood trim, red or white porcelain leather upholstery, anthracite Alcantara highlights, leather-covered dashboard and black Designo floormats. Despite the coolness of this vehicle, the Night Edition of G550 is only limited to 100 units according to TruckTrend. Then, it will only be offered in the Japanese market with a 13,900,000 Yen or approximately 142,000 USD. This is certainly a disappointing news for other… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Posts Anime Vid To Introduce A-Class

As the saying goes, “When in Rome…”, well, you know the rest. Following the weird and wonderful culture that is Japan, Mercedes-Benz has posted an anime video to introduce the A-Class. Unlike Western countries where cartoons and comics are for tots, manga and anime aficionados in Japan span generations. So, it’s actually an inspired choice for Mercedes-Benz to use an anime video to introduce their compact car. Japan is a country where Kei cars are a common sight, so the A-Class isn’t actually that small for the Japanese. If sales in other regions are any indication, the A-Class will also be a hit in Japan, and we look forward to… Continue Reading »

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Korean traders under wraps for illegal export of Mercedes-Benz

As if being arrested for supporting North Korea’s bid for world domination thru the exportation of harmless ceramic tiles enroute to Kim-JOng iL’s beloved country wasn’t crazy enough, a group of Korean traders in Tokyo, Japan were served a fresh plate of arrest warrants for another mischievous act – shipping out secondhand Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Now, as avid fans of the brand, it is not part of our intentions to deprive our NoKon brothers of their God-given right to enjoy the fruits of German engineering. The only problem is, the Japanese government seems to be against the idea of senior NoKon officials getting command of the said fleet of exported vehicles…. Continue Reading »

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