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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Gets Top Safety Pick+ Award

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE just got the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The distinction is another proof that the midsize luxury crossover is not just about looks and performance, but it is also very safe to drive. According to Edmunds, the Institute revealed that the installation of the standard safety system of the GLE alone allowed it to avoid collision in the 12 mph track test. The agency stated that the SUV was able to reduce its speed by 12 mph when it was running under the 25 mph test. Putting the optional PreSafe Brake system made the GLE reduce speed by an average of 24 mph in the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Will Unveil an Electric SUV at the Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to release its first dedicated all-electric model. The first to be unveiled will be an electric sport utility vehicle. It’s concept form will be featured at the Paris Motor Show, which will be held from October 1 to 16 this year. Although information about the new electric SUV concept is still scarce, Autocar said the new SUV will likely compete against the Tesla Model X. The vehicle will also go head-to-head against the electric SUVs reportedly being developed by Jaguar and Audi. The article claimed that the electric SUV will be released in the market sometime in 2019. For now, Daimler has limited the production of its… Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Is One Good-Looking Compact SUV

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class is a crossover of the compact GLC and the midsize GLE. It can also be a five-door hatchback version of the CLA compact sedan. But although it isn’t the roomiest crossover out in the market, it has the luxurious GL badge, and its sophisticated exterior and interior makes it your best bet for the ideal urban vehicle. The 2016 model year is the car’s only second year in the market, but it already received quite a number of minor features and option upgrades. The GLA is more elevated than its predecessor, sitting high on 18- or 19-inch wheels. It has a curvaceous body and exaggerated… Continue Reading »

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Is Merc’s New Compact SUV Crossover

It looks like Mercedes-Benz has some new offering for us. Reports indicate that the company is testing out what is believed to be its contribution to the compact SUV crossover segment. Merc already has the GLA for this segment. However, the GLB will reportedly be more rugged and larger. Its style will also be influenced by the iconic G-Class. Or at least, that’s what we’re hearing around the auto industry circle. The Ener-G-Force concept at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show hinted of what we should be expecting from the new GLB. It might look a bit like the bodystyle of the GLA, but there are mechanicals hidden underneath it…. Continue Reading »

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LAPV Version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class Spied

Can military vehicles be any cooler than this? Recent spy shots revealed that Mercedes-Benz is working on a new version of its G-Class-based Light Armored Patrol Vehicle, or the LAPV. These vehicles are especially developed for military use, so its major features would remain to be an upgraded armor protection and boosted suspension system, among other things, of course. The last LAPV, called the LAPV 5.4, was introduced back in 2008. Since then, the company has been silent about any plans to upgrade the LAPV. That ends now, of course. Its newest successor has recently been spotted going through a cold-weather testing near the Arctic Circle. That’s a welcome scene for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Remain Strong in China Amid Cooling Economy

Mercedes-Benz is not worried about China. That’s what Matt Rivers of CNN thinks because the sales of the three-pointed star brand in the country continued to soar despite its cooling economy. According to the source, China became the largest single market of Mercedes when its sales there rose to 40% last year. The momentum of the luxury automaker in the giant Asian nation continued in the first quarter of the year when its sales went up by 24%. Hubertus Troska, member of the board of Daimler and in charge of Mercedes business in China, stated they have put a lot of effort in their research and development in order to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Sales Went Down 3% in Q1

Mercedes-Benz USA just released its sales report for the month of March. According to the press release of company, it sold 28,164 luxury vehicles in the month that just ended. The figures tally up for a total of 75,769 for the first quarter of the year. Overall, the first quarter Mercedes-Benz USA sales went down by three percent compared to the same period in 2015. Outside the luxury car and SUV variants of Mercedes, the Smart brand was able to sell 479 units. Mercedes vans displayed record sales of 3,072 in March showing an increase of 29.1 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. Including the mentioned segments, sales of MBUSA sum up to 31,715 last month…. Continue Reading »

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