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BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


Mercedes reinvents luxury pick-up segment with X-Class

22 March 2018

If we overlook the Lincoln Mark LT and Cadillac Escalade EXT, discontinued ten and five years ago respectively, Mercedes-Benz is the first luxury brand with a global reach to launch a pick-up. Will the new X-Class succeed in the parts of the world - and North America isn't one of them - where Mercedes-Benz Vans has begun to sell it?


Is Jaguar now an SUV oriented brand too?

27 February 2018

This piece was initially prompted by the appearance of the new Volvo V60, to universal acclaim, which brought a wistful thought from me that it was a shame that Jaguar doesn’t have a wagon version of its XE as a competitor. From the initial pictures the V60 appears to be a fantastic looking car with all the usual virtues that Volvo-ness brings to the estate (wagon) genre. It looks unmistakably like its V90 sibling or as colleague Glenn Brooks put it in the office last week, "Honey, I’ve shrunk the V90."


ANALYSIS - future Mercedes-Benz hybrid & electric vehicles [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.

Latest interviews


Harman on the Mercedes-Benz User Experience

24 April 2018

Most carmakers are working on ways in which to weave in some level of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and voice assistance into their model range. The Mercedes-Benz new A-Class incorporates the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), the carmaker's latest interactive telematics platform. This intelligent, voice-controlled infotainment system - co-developed with Samsung-Harman - is characterised by its ability to learn using AI. To learn more, we caught up with Harman’s Senior Vice-President of Operations Daimler, Connected Car Division, Gerhard Nuessle. In this interview, he explains the intricacies of the MBUX system and why he believes it will revolutionise the UX.


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’.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

31 July 2014

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.


Q&A with David Weill, Vice-President Marketing & Business Development, Faurecia Interior Systems

25 June 2014

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers of cockpits and instrumentation, Matthew Beecham spoke to Faurecia's David Weill about consumer expectations, materials trends, touch screens, HUDs and tomorrow's instrument cluster.

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just-auto Plus only Daimler to recall Vito vans on KBA approval

25 May 2018

Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has officially notified Daimler AG that it must carry out a recall of its Vito van model with the 1.6-litre diesel Euro 6 engine. According to the KBA’s interpretation of the law, the specific...


Mercedes retrofit teaches old(er) cars new tricks

23 May 2018

Owners of older Mercedes-Benz models can now access a range of digital services through the Mercedes me Adapter app, on either a smartphone or online, thanks to an adapter offered through dealers. In the UK, for a limited time, both the adapter – and the cost of fitting it – are free.


French Smart plant to build electric Mercs

18 May 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its capacities for electric cars in Europe by using the Smart Hambach plant in France to produce a compact electric car for the EQ brand.


Magna Steyr starts on Merc G-Class update

18 May 2018

Production of Daimler's updated Merc G-Class has started at contract assembler Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.


Hungary plant starts on Merc A-class

14 May 2018

A second Mercedes-Benz plant has started redesigned A-class production.


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines capable of running either on ethanol or petrol, or any blend of the two.


Daimler EQV EV heads for hot weather testing in Spain

10 May 2018

Daimler has updated development progress on its 2019 EQC - the first all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQ brand model - ahead of hot weather durability testing in Spain this summer.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz receives largest ever order for Citaro buses

9 May 2018

The largest single order of all time for the best-selling Citaro city bus and the largest order ever placed by a German transport operator: Berliner Verkehrs­betriebe (BVG) is to take delivery of up to 950 of these Mercedes-Benz city buses in the coming...


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone and Mercedes develop new tyres for A-class

9 May 2018

Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company, collaborated closely with Mercedes-Benz for more than two years to design, engineer and fine-tune the Turanza T005 touring tyre to the new Mercedes A-class. The tyre is supplied for the full...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 6.6% in April 2018

8 May 2018

In the first three months of this year, Mercedes-Benz posted its strongest-selling quarter of all time and defended its top position in the premium segment. The company with the three-pointed star smoothly continued with this successful start to the year in...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz receives first order for Citaro fully electric bus before launch

4 May 2018

Its official world premiere is yet to come, but the first major order has already been placed: Mercedes-Benz will deliver 20 of the new, fully electric Citaro city buses to Hamburger Hochbahn. The first two units will be handed over before the end of this...


Constellium supplies aluminium body sheet for new Mercedes-Benz CLS

4 May 2018

Constellium has announced that it will be the primary supplier of aluminium Auto Body Sheet for the new Mercedes-Benz CLS model, which was released at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.


just-auto Plus only Gentherm debuts thermoelectric BTM with Mercedes S-Class

27 April 2018

Gentherm the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, announced that the industry’s first thermoelectric based solution for 48-volt lithium-ion battery thermal management (BTM) is being launched with the latest...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans appoints new head of development

25 April 2018

Dr Ulf Zillig, 52, currently the overall strategic project manager for the global product project "New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter", will take over the management of Development at Mercedes-Benz Vans on 1 July 2018. Prof Jorg Zurn, 59, who has been in...


Shift to EV may reshape vehicles, reduce size

24 April 2018

Autonomous electric cars could look quite different from current combustion engine cars, according to top auto executives.


Automakers take to Alibaba smart speaker

24 April 2018

Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volvo car owners in China will have a new choice for controlling their cars from home as the three car brands tie up with Alibaba to connect its smart speaker, a media report said.


Magna opens new body and chassis plant in Mexico

20 April 2018

Global supplier Magna has opened a new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.


Mercedes launches redone A-Class

18 April 2018

Daimler has launched its new Mercedes-Benz A-Class - revealed earlier this year at the Geneva show - with its usual grandiose claims - "the benchmark in the compact class", "youthful and dynamic as ever, but grown-up and comfortable like never before", "completely redefines modern luxury" in the compact class" and "revolutionises interior design". Based on an earlier teaser, we might give them the last one.


ViaVan begins on-demand ridesharing service in Amsterdam

13 April 2018

ViaVan, the joint venture of Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via, launched its service in Amsterdam in early March 2018. The Dutch capital is thus the first city in Europe where this ecologically and economically sustainable alternative form of mobility is available. Amsterdam and the business model of ViaVan are an ideal fit. In addition to Copenhagen, Vienna and Barcelona, the Netherland's most populous city can call itself a Smart City and plays a leading role in Europe in the area of sustainable mobility and innovations.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Trucks names new marketing and services head

10 April 2018

Andreas von Wallfeld (47) has been named as the new head of Marketing, Sales and Services Mercedes-Benz Trucks as of 1 May 2018. He succeeds Till Oberworder (47) who started his new assignment as head of Daimler Buses on 1 April 2018. With Andreas von...


ViaVan launches ridesharing services in London

9 April 2018

Mercedes is entering the on-demand minibus rideshare market in London through its ViaVan joinyt venture. The move echoes a recent innovation from Ford.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 3.9% in March 2018

9 April 2018

Mercedes-Benz sold 237,307 cars this March, surpassing its sales record from the prior-year month by 3.9%. March was the strongest-selling month that the company has ever achieved and the past three months were the most successful quarter of all time with a...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales drops 2.7% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported March sales of 28,407 units. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported March sales of 2,967 units (up 3.3%) and smart reported 110 units, bringing the MBUSA grand total to 31,484 vehicles for the month. On a year-to-date basis,...


Valmet Automotive produces record 90,000 cars in 2017

3 April 2018

Finnish contract assembler Valmet Automotive built a record 90,000 vehicles at Uusikaupunki during 2017.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant begins compact SUV GLA production

3 April 2018

The 'Innovation Factory' at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant celebrate the start of production of the compact SUV GLA . “With the GLA, the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant is producing a compact model for the first time proving its high...


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - Global debuts list

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


Mercedes brings Industry 4.0 to Brazil truck building

28 March 2018

Daimler Trucks claims to have launched a new era of truck production in Brazil, involving systematic implementation of Industry 4.0 concepts.


US made vehicles a niche market in South Korea

28 March 2018

Under revised trade rules agreed earlier this week, US automakers will be able to bring into South Korea 50,000 vehicles per automaker per year that meet US safety standards, not necessarily Korean standards, up from 25,000 vehicles previously.


Moovel/KVV successfully pilots on-demand ridesharing service in Karlsruhe

22 March 2018

The Karlsruhe Transport Authority (KVV) and moovel Group GmbH report that the pilot of the on-demand ridesharing service in Karlsruhe was a success: around 1,000 passengers used the service to move from point A to point B during IT-Trans.


Mercedes-Benz Cars details Thai battery production

15 March 2018

Following its initial announcement of plans to produce lithium ion battery packs for electric and plug in hybrid vehicles in Thailand, as the company anticipates strong demand growth for these vehicles across the region in the next few years, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has now detailed its plans, with local partner Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP), to spend EUR100m by 2020.

Mercedes-Benz news

just-auto Plus only Daimler to recall Vito vans on KBA approval

25 May 2018

Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has officially notified Daimler AG that i...


Mercedes retrofit teaches old(er) cars new tricks

23 May 2018

Owners of older Mercedes-Benz models can now access a range of digital services through the Merce...


French Smart plant to build electric Mercs

18 May 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its capacities for electric cars in Europe by using...


Magna Steyr starts on Merc G-Class update

18 May 2018

Production of Daimler's updated Merc G-Class has started at contract assembler Magna Steyr in Gra...


Hungary plant starts on Merc A-class

14 May 2018

A second Mercedes-Benz plant has started redesigned A-class production. Kecskemet in Hungary,...


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines ca...



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