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Mercedes-Benz to produce more cars in the US

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Mercedes-Benz to produce more cars in the US

According to the parent company Daimler, the German automaker is planning to increase production output at its American factory in Vance, Alabama from the 185,000 units per year level of today.

The raise in its plant’s production capacity is due as the automaker is starting to build on the assembly lines the new Mercedes-Benz C Class sedan and a new sports utility vehicle. The planned production raise and its timeline have not been detailed, but a Daimler spokesman did say it would be “significantly above our previous capacity of SUV production.”

The Vance facility currently produces SUVs – the M Class and the GL Class and has officially started production of the new C Class sedan since yesterday, as part of the model’s global production rollout – with the car already in full swing in Germany and South Africa. The new SUV model to be produced in the US factory would be the production version of the Beijing auto show unveiled Concept SUV Coupe.

Daimler is aiming to boost production capacity at its US plant as the sales of the brand in the country have massively surged in recent months, bringing it on par with the numbers that were coming back before the 2007 financial crisis. Also, BMW previously announced it was growing US production figures by 50% until 2016, for a total of 450,000 vehicles.

Via Automotive News Europe

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Thursday, June 19th, 2014 - filed under Industry, Mercedes-Benz, News. Image credit: .
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