The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has started its production in the United States, at the Tuscaloosa facility, in Alabama.
The car manufacturer is already producing the M-, the R- and the GL-Class SUVs in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama facility and now those models have received a smaller brother, in the shape of the new generation of the C-Class, which is now being assembled in the same plant.
“With the successful start of production at the Tuscaloosa plant, we are expanding our C-Class capacities and are ready for the market launch in the USA and Canada in the fall. For the first time, the C-Class is manufactured also in Tuscaloosa – the team has done an excellent job in mastering this challenge”, said the Mercedes-Benz Cars divisional board member, Markus Schafer.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the first model to be assembled on four continents, in Europe, in North America, in Asia and in Africa and the global production of the vehicle is controlled by the Bremen, Germany plant. The Tuscaloosa plant has produced more than 185,000 vheicles last year and it has more than 3,000 employees. The same facility will also start producing the MLC, the production version of the Concept SUV Coupe, next year.