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Brands related to this company: Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz, Smart

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Future Mercedes-Benz EQ models [updated]

30 May 2017

The final feature in just-auto's focus on Daimler's current and future passenger vehicles concerns Denza, Mercedes-EQ EVs, plus Mercedes-Benz hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.


ANALYSIS - future Mercedes-Benz SUVs

22 May 2017

This is the fifth of six features examining the current and future models of Daimler brands. Its focus is on Mercedes-Benz crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. The final feature will be on electric vehicles.


ANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-Benz cars

18 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz Cars remains locked in battle with BMW and Audi for the title of the world's number one premium passenger vehicle brand. The Daimler division has launched multiple additional vehicles in recent times and more are planned. Existing plants are being expanded and new ones are on the way in Mexico and Russia.


ANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-AMG models

17 May 2017

Daimler sold 98,235 AMG-badged vehicles in 2016 and it will easily pass the hundred thousand mark this year. This report gives an overview of the current Mercedes-AMG global model range, while also looking ahead to what's due for release well into the 2020s.

Latest interviews


Industry 4.0 and how it will transform automotive

14 November 2016

Industrie 4.0 is the trending "buzz terminology" in the manufacturing sector - with BMW and Daimler among many prominent proponents - and encompasses the digitalisation of industry value chains. just-auto’s Calum MacRae caught up with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl of the Fraunhofer IPA, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on Industrie 4.0, to find out what the implications are likely to be for the automotive sector.


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Q&A with Magna Closures

28 November 2014

Magna Closures designs, engineers and manufactures a range of vehicle closure modules, systems and components for the automotive industry. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the company’s SmartLatch, PureView sliding window and how it strikes a balance between providing a door which improves side-crash safety yet reduces overall vehicle weight.


Q&A with TI Automotive

17 November 2014

Emissions legislation, weight, packaging, safety and cost are the main factors driving fuel tank innovation. Matthew Beecham talked to Albert Boecker, Product & Advanced Engineering Director, Global Fuel Tank Systems, TI Automotive about the supplier’s fuel system technology and what can be done about ‘fuel slosh’.

Latest news


Daimler powertrain workers want EV assurances

23 June 2017

Electrification plans for upcoming new vehicle models are causing some industrial niggle at a Daimler powertrain plant.


Daimler starts construction of Russian plant

20 June 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has started construction of a EUR250m fully flexible passenger car assembly plant in Russia where it has so far concentrated on commercial vehicle production (partnerships with GAZ and YaMZ).


Daimler starts building Polish engine factory

19 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz has started construction of its first plant in Poland which will make I4 engines. The automaker reportedly considered a site in Romania, where it makes transmissions, but logistics considerations gave Poland the nod instead.


Smart brand's electric cars launch in UK

19 June 2017

Daimler's 'smart' city car brand is launching its electric drive cars in the UK car market.


just-auto Plus only Xee/HERE join over connected car services

16 June 2017

After having raised more than EUR12m(US$13.37m) from Bridgestone EMEA, Total Energy Ventures and Cofip, Xee has enjoyed strong growth supported by strategic collaborations it has formed with leading companies in the automobile aftermarket, as well as the...


Daimler JV opens two new hydrogen stations

15 June 2017

The joint venture H2 Mobility Deutschland and partners Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde and Shell have officially opened two new hydrogen refuelling stations in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.


Mercedes-Benz Kassel starts on intelligent axle

15 June 2017

Production of a new, fuel efficient truck axle has started at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Kassel.


Daimler to produce heavy trucks in Thailand

12 June 2017

Daimler is planning a new assembly facility in Thailand as it looks to rebuild its presence in south east Asia's largest heavy truck market.


just-auto Plus only BharatBenz sells 50,000 trucks in India

9 June 2017

BharatBenz celebrates an important milestone with the customer handover of its 50,000th truck, which marks an unprecedented ramp-up in the Indian commercial vehicle industry. The vehicle, a 4928 TT tractor from the all-new BharatBenz heavy-duty range, was...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 13.5% in May 2017

8 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz increased its unit sales by a double-digit rate once again in May, selling 193,741 vehicles worldwide (+13.5%). Thanks to growth of 14.3%, a total of 934,965 cars with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers all over the world since...


Daimler/BAIC join over NEV development in China

2 June 2017

In the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Daimler AG and its Chinese partner BAIC Group have signed a framework agreement on further strengthening their strategic collaboration through investments for New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales down 8.2% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) on 1 June 2017 reported May sales volume at 26,893 units, a decrease of 8.2% from the 29,299 vehicles sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totalled 132,966 units, down 1.0% from the...


just-auto Plus only Daimler India exports 10,000 trucks since launch

2 June 2017

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) celebrates the next important milestone in its export business. Less than four years after the kick-off, the 10,000th exports vehicle rolled onto the ship at Kamarajar Port near Chennai. The milestone vehicle, a...


Mercedes stresses US supplier industry footprint

31 May 2017

As US president Donald Trump continues to draw attention to the US trade deficit with Germany, Daimler has stressed its contribution to the US economy via its US manufacturing operations and the purchasing of parts from the US supplier industry.


Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant to produce EQ models

30 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz says its Rastatt plant will produce compact class EQ electric models.


just-auto Plus only MBUSA recalls SLK/SLC models

26 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V308000 Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components Electronic Stability Control Potential number of units affected 5,818 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015 SLK 250, 2016 SLK 350, 2016-2017 SLC...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents new S-Class

25 May 2017

In 2016 the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was the best-selling luxury saloon worldwide. Now the flagship model has been comprehensively modernised and is confirming its role as a technological trailblazer with new engines and enhanced driving assistance systems. The...


Daimler acquires slice of large Mercedes dealer

24 May 2017

Daimler has acquired a 15% stake in dealer group LSH Auto International, a subsidiary of Lei Shing Hong, one of the biggest Mercedes-Benz dealers worldwide.


just-auto Plus only Daimler acquires minor stakes in LSH Auto Int.

24 May 2017

Daimler AG and Lei Shing Hong foster further their longstanding and successful cooperation with an investment by Daimler in LSH. Daimler acquires a minority interest of 15% in LSH, which is responsible for the Mercedes-Benz retail business of Lei Shing Hong...


Emissions investigators to search Daimler premises

23 May 2017

Stuttgard public prosecutor's office staff are "about" to search premises of Daimler AG at several locations in Germany, the automaker said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon (23 May).


Daimler lays foundations for second li-ion battery

23 May 2017

Daimler has laid the foundation for its second battery factory, saying it was "taking the next strategic step in its electric offensive".


Brazil's Innovar-Auto replacement up for debate

19 May 2017

With the confusing Inovar-Auto (Innovate-Auto) programme due to end on 31 December 2017, the government has decided to impose a new, longer term directive for the Brazilian automotive industry.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks launches new Fuso truck in Japan

17 May 2017

Presenting its all new heavy duty truck Fuso Super Great (above 15t) Daimler Trucks is determined to expand its position in the Japanese market. With the latest generation of the Fuso flagship, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles sets...


just-auto Plus only Cross-border car sharing rentals hiked in Europe

12 May 2017

An increasing number of travellers is using free-floating carsharing from car2go. In the first quarter of 2017, the number of cross-border rentals increased by 80% to 33,000 journeys. This figure includes both business travel as well as tourist visits in...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz opens Digital Delivery Hub in Lisbon

10 May 2017

At the beginning of May, Mercedes-Benz opened the world's first Digital Delivery Hub in the Portuguese capital. Lisbon is currently becoming the "place to be" in the digital world. The world's most important tech-conference, the Web Summit,...


just-auto Plus only DTNA announces senior management changes

10 May 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on 9 May 2017 announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee. Effective 1 August 2017, Jeff Allen assumes the position of DTNA’s senior vice president of Production, Quality and...


Mercedes announces logistic operators' support

9 May 2017

In cooperation with sales partner Fahrzeug-Werke LUEG AG, Mercedes-Benz Van Sales Germany is starting an innovative and completely new operator programme at the parking area connected to the recently inaugurated Amazon Logistics Distribution Centre in Bochum.


Daimler part of new online data safe proposal

8 May 2017

Several German and European companies - including a major automaker - have announced their intention to cooperate more closely to establish a joint, pan-industry platform for online registration, e-identity and data services.


Mercedes-Benz sets Sprinter van sales record

8 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans said sales of its large Sprinter model line set a new first quarter record, up 10% year on year to around 45,000 worldwide.


Mercedes-Benz April 50th month of record sales

5 May 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has kicked off the second quarter of 2017 with record April sales - for the 50th consecutive month.

Daimler Group news

Daimler powertrain workers want EV assurances

23 June 2017

Electrification plans for upcoming new vehicle models are causing some industrial niggle at a Dai...


Daimler starts construction of Russian plant

20 June 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has started construction of a EUR250m fully flexible passenger car as...


Daimler starts building Polish engine factory

19 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz has started construction of its first plant in Poland which will make I4 engines. T...


Smart brand's electric cars launch in UK

19 June 2017

Daimler's 'smart' city car brand is launching its electric drive cars in the UK car market. Th...


just-auto Plus only Xee/HERE join over connected car services

16 June 2017

After having raised more than EUR12m(US$13.37m) from Bridgestone EMEA, Total Energy Ventures and...


Daimler JV opens two new hydrogen stations

15 June 2017

The joint venture H2 Mobility Deutschland and partners Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde and Shell have...



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