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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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Video Of 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Road Test Emerges

A video of a road test being conducted on the prototype for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA emerged recently, giving enthusiasts an idea of what to expect from the upcoming entry-level crossover vehicle. The upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA will use the MLA platform of the company, the same one that supports the A-Class and B-Class model. Since it has a similar support as the A-Class and B-Class models, it is expected to feature an AMG engine that features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo-charged offering around 335 HP or 246 kW. The GLA will feature a sporty design that is mainly inspired by the A-Class model. It may also come with a prominent front… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new crossover based on the A-Class platform, and word around cyberspace is that this new model will be named the GLA. Sources have pegged the GLA to be of the same size as the B-Class and should feature Mercedes-Benz’s MFA front-wheel drive platform. There are barely any details out right now, but many experts and sources are envisioning a range of four-cylinder petrols and turbodiesels that are of the same range found in today’s A-Class and B-Class models. This new compact crossover unit should provide Mercedes with an answer to such competitor models as the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, and even the Range Rover… Continue Reading »

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