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“Always restless”: the Mercedes-Benz GLA market launch campaign in Germany

With an emphasis on mobility, Mercedes-Benz is launching the new GLA with a campaign in Germany that’s under the banner “always restless”—something that highlights the boldness and flexibility of the compact SUV line. According to Mercedes-Benz Cars Head of Marketing Communications Dr Jens Thiemer, the new GLA is one “in which to take on all the hurdles of everyday life” and as such, the campaign will feature the vehicle in a variety of situations and settings, from city driving to travels on deserts and gravel. One of the main components of the digital campaign features an interactive web special called “the forgotten road trip” in which the GLA goes on… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Production Commences

Production of the highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz GLA is in full swing, as the first completely assembled unit rolled off the automaker’s Rastatt plant. The GLA represents a significant part of the company’s strategy in the coming years, as it is positioned in the all-important SUV segment, completing the range while growing Mercedes-Benz’s own compact model lineup. This new compact SUV is the fourth out of five fresh compact designs from Mercedes-Benz. It’s the “next milestone” for the company’s central Mercedes-Benz 2020 growth strategy, noted as such by Daimler AG Chairman and Mercedes-Benz Cars chief Dr Dieter Zetsche. By combining a compact model and an SUV, the automaker can nail a niche… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Edition 1 Joins Launch Lineup

Exclusive models have always helped spice up market launches, so it’s no surprise that Mercedes-Benz is cranking up the March 2014 launch of its GLA line by making the Edition 1 variant available right from day one. This move should help the German car manufacturer attract more prospective buyers for the new compact SUV model, which the company’s execs hope can draw a lot of new customers to the brand. A ton of special treats come with the Edition 1′s interior and exterior. Nothing less, of course, is expected from the exclusive variant, which is expected to be available only for around one year. Among the ‘DESERT DUST’ interior furnishings… Continue Reading »

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New Brazil Facility for Mercedes-Benz Cars Announced

The Mercedes-Benz 2020 growth target is a lofty one, no matter the stature of the German automaker. However, with sustained growth so far this year and a number of initiatives already in place, reaching those goals is definitely possible. The latest move to achieve those targets involves a new Mercedes-Benz Cars plant in Brazil, which was just announced by Daimler. The new facility, which is slated to be built in Iracemápolis, a São Paulo municipality, will be a production ground for the next-gen models of the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the C-Class line. Units produced at the new plant are intended for sale within the local market. The announcement of the new… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Spotted With Taxi Sign On Nurburgring

A Mercedes-Benz GLA prototype was spotted being tested recently Nürburgring. However, the taxi sign mounted on the roof of the vehicle attracted the attention of industry watchers. It may be possible for the German automaker to be developing another vehicle for commercial use. Numerous A-Class crossovers have been spotted being tested in the past. However, this is the first time one was spotted sporting a taxi sign. If the GLA is sold for commercial uses, it may feature a diesel engine and front-wheel drive layout. High fuel efficiency, low maintenance expenses and low emission levels are also necessary for commercial vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz GLA is set to be launched During… Continue Reading »

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CEO Tweets Upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA

The latest Mercedes-Benz GLA was tested by the German luxury vehicle manufacturer in Death Valley recently. This test was tweeted by Steve Cannon, the CEO and President of Mercedes-Benz USA. The tweet shows the best glimpse of the soon-to-come small crossover vehicle of Mercedes-Benz. In the Tweet, Cannon indicated that it was 110 degrees in Death Valley during the test. However, the next model that will be launched in the coming year will be hotter. A BMW X1 was seen behind the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA, which was expected to be used as a benchmark by the company. The Mercedes-Benz GLA will feature the front-wheel-drive architecture of the automaker from Germany…. Continue Reading »

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Shanghai Debut For GLA Concept Of Mercedes

The plan of Mercedes-Benz in unveiling the GLA concept during the Shanghai Auto Show was confirmed recently by the CEO of Daimler, Dieter Zetsche. Zetsche made the confirmation during a press conference that was held in Germany recently. The executive indicated that the production model of the luxury vehicle will be launched in September during the Frankfurt Auto Show. No specific details were revealed by the Daimler boss at the press conference. However, spy images that emerged earlier showed that the upcoming vehicle will have a similar design as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Its main differences from the A-Class are its higher ride height and redesigned body. The engine choices for… Continue Reading »

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