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

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ANALYSIS - future Mercedes hybrid & electric cars

24 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’.

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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.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales drops 7.9% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported April sales volume at 26,932 units, decreasing 7.9% from the 29,236 vehicles sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totalled 106,073 units, increasing 1.0% from the previous year,...


Autoliv Q1 2017 sales up 4%

2 May 2017

Autoliv reported record consolidated sales of US$2,608m, a growth of 4.4%, for the quarter ended 31 March 2017.


BorgWarner supplies 48-volt eBooster to Daimler

2 May 2017

BorgWarner is supplying its 48-volt eBooster electrically driven compressor for Daimler’s new three-litre petrol engine.


just-auto Plus only MBUSAannounces recall to replace steering coupling

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V250000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 10,832 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.(MBUSA) is recalling certain 2013-2016 G550 and G63 AMG vehicles and 2016 G65 AMG...


just-auto Plus only MBUSA recalls vehicles to replace front seat belts

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V251000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Seat Belts Potential number of units affected: 12,743 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe, C300 Coupe 4Matic,...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls R320 4MATIC CDI vehicle

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V247000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA Components: Electrical System, Engine Potential number of units affected: 1 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling one 2013 R320 4MATIC CDI vehicle equipped with a...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls E300/E300 4MATIC vehicles

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V245000 Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA Components Electrical System Potential number of units affected 15 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300 and E300 4MATIC vehicles. The software for the...


just-auto Plus only MBUSA recalls C300 vehicles

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V243000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 3 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 C300 vehicles. The electrical contacts for the power steering...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Vans US recalls Metris vehicles

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V244000 Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA Components Seat Belts Potential number of units affected 305 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. The affected vehicles have front...


just-auto Plus only Daimler trialling x-ray technology in crash tests

28 April 2017

Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI from Freiburg, the Vehicle Safety unit at Daimler AG is trialling the application of x-ray technology in crash tests for the first time at the i-protect Tech Centre....


Daimler net profit doubles to EUR2,801m in Q1

26 April 2017

Daimler has posted upbeat results for the first quarter of the year that show net profit doubled on the back of record sales and revenues. The company also raised its guidance for full-year financial results.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP disappointed with new Great Wall Steed

26 April 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP released a concerning 2-star safety rating for the ‘all-new’ Great Wall Motors Steed. 5-star ratings have also been released for the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo...


Valmet on recruitment drive

25 April 2017

Valmet Automotive has begun its recruitment drive to meet additional workload requirements prompted by a new manufacturing agreement with Mercedes signed last month.


Mercedes-Benz expands car sharing services

25 April 2017

Four months after the launch of a successful pilot phase in Munich, Mercedes-Benz's private car sharing platform is now gradually being rolled out in other major German cities.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls GLE models

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V241000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 58,323 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, E400 4Matic Coupe, GL63 AMG, GLE350,...


Google Home and Amazon Alexa now talk to US Mercs

24 April 2017

US owners of 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models can now use both Google Assistant on Google Home and Amazon Alexa to 'talk' to their cars.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.

Daimler Group news

ANALYSIS - future Mercedes hybrid & electric cars

24 May 2017

The final feature in just-auto's focus on Daimler's current and future passenger vehicles concern...


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 Shin...


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 a...


Emissions investigators to search Daimler premises

23 May 2017

Stuttgard public prosecutor's office staff are "about" to search premises of Daimle...


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 ne...


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...



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