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

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US sales plummet as Smart goes electric

11 December 2017

Might the initial results of a strategy which has been smart USA dropping its petrol-powered fortwo range hold a warning for others? In November, the brand was not only outsold by Lamborghini, but Rolls-Royce was the only make which delivered fewer cars.


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.

Latest interviews


Q&A - Daimler's Ola Källenius on electrification

11 October 2017

Ola Källenius, Daimler board member responsible for Group Research at Daimler outlines the major elements of the group's powertrain and electrification strategy.


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.

Latest news


Magna Graz builds updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class

19 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz's latest G-Class will continue to be built under contract in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.


GENEVA SHOW - Facelifted Skoda Fabia

18 January 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


just-auto Plus only Tenneco supplies elastomer tech for Cascadia

17 January 2018

Tenneco announced that it is supplying commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with Clevite Controlled Torque spring eye bushings for new Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 tractors. Exhibiting high conical stiffness and low torsional...


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list.


German strike niggle continues over pay, hours

16 January 2018

Workers at German firms including car makers and suppliers have been striking today to support a key union's demands for a pay hike and cuts to working hours.


Mercedes launching G-class with resin cube '79

12 January 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is launching its redesigned G-Class at the Detroit show with the claimed "world's biggest installation of synthetic resin".


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz on final leg of automated test drive

12 January 2018

When the school bus stops, all other vehicles around have to stop too. Speed limit signs exist that are not found anywhere else in the world. There are dedicated lanes for carpools, laws permitting traffic overtaking on the right, and lane markings consisting...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Argentina unveils OF1621 bus

11 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz Argentina and its official dealer Colcar teamed up with Allison to develop a new bus for public passenger transportation. The front-engine OF1621 chassis is equipped with a T270 fully automatic transmission, which features a retarder to extend...


just-auto Plus only Daimler expands its cooperation with What3words

11 January 2018

Daimler AG is expanding cooperation with the start-up What3words. As part of the move, the company took part in a round of financing by What3words and acquired a share of around ten percent. In addition, Mercedes-Benz will be the first automobile manufacturer...


CES - Mercedes shows MBUX telematics platform

10 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz has premiered its MBUX telematics platform at the CES in Las Vegas. It says the 'intuitive and intelligent multimedia system' will enter series production this year in the new A-Class.


CES - Automotive exhibitor world premieres

10 January 2018

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Fisker, Future Mobility Corporation, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Rinspeed, the Toyota Research Institute, Toyota Motor Corporation and Volkswagen had new technology on show.


just-auto Plus only Visteon SmartCore to feature Qualcomm solutions

10 January 2018

Visteon Corporation, a technology leader in the fast-growing cockpit electronics segment, announced plans to deliver the next-generation of its SmartCore cockpit controllers using automotive solutions from Qualcomm Technologies. Future SmartCore cockpit...


Mercedes-Benz Cars global sales up 8.8% in 2017

9 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz achieved its most successful year of all time in 2017, increasing its unit sales by 9.9% to 2,289,344 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans global sales surge 12% in 2017

8 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz Vans achieved a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the mark of 400,000 vehicles sold. The division has thus grown continuously for five consecutive years. On the basis of initial December results, the division...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales up 10% in December 2017

4 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported highest monthly sales in its history with a best-ever December total of 35,203 units, an increase of 10% from the 32,011 vehicles sold during the same period last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever December sales...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks first eleven month sales up 12%

28 December 2017

Daimler Trucks increased its worldwide deliveries in the first eleven months of 2017 by 12% year on year to 422,500 units, despite the continuation of disparate market conditions. Until the end of November, more trucks were delivered than in the whole of last...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz rolls off first Citaro hybrid bus

27 December 2017

On 22 December, the first new Citaro hybrid buses left the factory and will gradually go into service with Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB). They will be used to carry passengers on inner-city routes in Stuttgart. Based on the hybrid technology recently...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks plans further investment in Brazil

27 December 2017

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil is delivering good sales figures this year, inspite a very difficult economic climate and declining commercial vehicle markets in recent years. A number of large-scale orders are having a positive impact on Mercedes-Benz‘ business...


Mercedes-Benz/BVG/Via team for Berlin ridesharing

22 December 2017

German transport operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and ViaVan, a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via, have joined forces to form a rideshare research and development collaboration.


Daimler acquires majority stake in Chauffeur Prive

22 December 2017

Daimler Mobility Services has acquired a majority stake in French private hire company, Chauffeur Prive for an unspecified sum.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks Asia appoints new head

20 December 2017

Hartmut Schick (56) will be the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA). He will succeed Marc Llistosella (50), who will leave the company by 31 March 2018 in order to pursue new career challenges. DTA is the Asian subsidiary of Daimler Trucks and Buses, the...


Daimler Trucks delivers EVs to logistics firms

18 December 2017

Daimler Trucks has delivered the first units of its all-electric Fuso eCanter to logistics companies, DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser.


Mercedes-Benz plans design centre in France

18 December 2017

In 2018, Mercedes-Benz will open a new design centre in France's "Silicon Valley" on the Côte d'Azur.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz begins fourth leg of test drive

18 December 2017

Road traffic in South Africa presents some very special challenges: different road surfaces, wildlife on rural roads and many pedestrians in the city as well as in the interurban traffic who often cross lanes completely unexpectedly. Automated and autonomous...


Moovel/SSB to pilot new mobility service

13 December 2017

Moovel Group and the Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen (SSB) are to pilot a new mobility service in the German city, which customers can book on demand.


just-auto Plus only Car2go marks one million users in North America

13 December 2017

Car2go, the largest, fastest-growing one-way carsharing service in the world, announced that its North American member base has eclipsed one million users. The milestone comes nine years after 200 Car2go vehicles were first introduced in North America in a...


Renault unveils new Alliance/Daimler petrol engine

7 December 2017

Renault has unveiled a new direct injection turbocharged 1.3L petrol engine co-developed by the Alliance and Daimler.


Mercedes sets November record, Smart not so much

6 December 2017

Mercedes-Benz delivered 195,698 vehicles in November, a rise of 7.2% year on year and the 57th successive record month in succession.


just-auto Plus only Daimler strengthening its truck business in China

6 December 2017

Daimler is strengthening the focus of its truck organisation for the Chinese market by implementing a dedicated responsibility within the divisonal board of Daimler Trucks. As of 1 January 2018, Sven Ennerst will take over responsibility for the...


just-auto Plus only Daimler certifies UL for materials testing

6 December 2017

UL, a global leader in testing, inspection, certification, auditing and validation, has been approved by Daimler AG as a certified lab for materials testing. The approval is granted to UL Krefeld Performance Materials Testing Lab, as a Class 'A' Lab,...

Daimler Group news

Magna Graz builds updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class

19 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz's latest G-Class will continue to be built under contract in Graz, Austria, by...


GENEVA SHOW - Facelifted Skoda Fabia

18 January 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's lates...


just-auto Plus only Tenneco supplies elastomer tech for Cascadia

17 January 2018

Tenneco announced that it is supplying commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Trucks North Ameri...


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list....


German strike niggle continues over pay, hours

16 January 2018

Workers at German firms including car makers and suppliers have been striking today to support a...


Mercedes launching G-class with resin cube '79

12 January 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is launching its redesigned G-Class at the Detroit show with the claimed...



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