China-Made GLK to be Produced on Monday

Clarissa December 6, 2011

After Daimler and BAIC’s agreement to expand their partnership in China with more projects, Mercedes- Benz announced that the first China-made GLK SUV will be rolled off in the Beijing Plant on Monday.

Ulrich Walker, Chairman of Daimler Northeast Asia commented, “Nothing represents our long-term commitment to China more tangibly than the production of vehicles in China itself: The localized production of further Mercedes-Benz models is an important element of our growth strategy for the Chinese market.”

This is the third model that China will be producing, the first ones are the C-Class and E-Class and more will be added until 2015, and they estimate to sell more than 300,000 more until then. The car manufacturer was already able to sell 168,940 vehicles in China, that is, only from January to November 2011.

Comments (1)

  1. Beware of Mercedes Benz. All those who possess a car of this brand or wish to purchase one (or may know someone who is going to do) you should know that the Airmatic suspension is not a safe or advisable in my opinion. From personal experience, with 110,000 km and a normal road driving and highway (I have a 7 year old daughter as you all know), I was blown right front suspension (10 months ago) and now I change the buffer left for loss of pressure regulating valve (you have to change all the cushion because the valve is internal and can not be changed …). Also MB is not going to take care of this problem once the vehicle warranty is ended. For my part, driving in 20 years, millions of kilometers traveled by car and more than a dozen cars driven, I have not had to change the suspension ever for any reason, neither driving a Ford Fiesta, or with Renault or Volvo or Seat. Only Mercedes Benz, at 110,000 km I had to replace the two front suspension, with the consequent risk of injury to which this entails. It is no reproach or anything, but I think this possibility should warn you before you sell a car from a highly valued brand in technology, safety, reliability and above all economically, as there are cars less price and assumes that the be economic plus for safety, technology, etc.. Greetings to all and hope to have it in mind when buy a car of this brand, not recommending that you change brand, but to walk carefully with this type of suspension order. It is also true that if MB is in charge of the repair (although I do not think so), I’ll let you know, and I think this is an issue of after-sales service or customer service. A warm greeting.


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