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2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.


Future models - Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart

26 July 2018

The focus of just-auto's series which examines OEMs' current and future models now turns to Daimler. Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart comprise the first chapter; to be followed by Mercedes-Benz passenger cars; SUVs and the X-Class pick-up; and finally, EQ electrified models.


COMMENT - 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.


ANALYSIS - current and future smart vehicles

8 May 2017

Following on from the exploration of Mercedes-Maybach's current and future models line-up, the second feature in just-auto's focus on the brands of Daimler AG is smart.

Latest interviews


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.


INTERVIEW: Han Hendriks, Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors

31 October 2014

Calum MacRae interviews Han Hendriks, VP Advanced Product Development & Sales for Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors, to hear about the company's business strategy in the area of interiors.


Q&A with BASF Performance Materials

12 November 2013

BASF’s Performance Materials division focuses on industries such as automotive, construction, electrics and electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with Bernhard Rosenau, Segment Management Automotive, Engineering Plastics Europe, BASF SE about some of the division's most recent PA and PU automotive applications.


INTERVIEW: Martin Leach, Magma CEO

16 July 2013

Martin Leach, the former head of Ford of Europe, Mazda and Maserati, now runs Magma - a multi-faceted automotive industry consultancy and service provider. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him in London to hear his views on the current state of the automotive business and the challenges ahead.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Smart presents intelligent app for Smart EQ

3 October 2018

Smart is simplifying access to electric mobility: the new Smart EQ control app has been available since August - as the digital extension of the Smart EQ fortwo and Smart EQ forfour (power consumption, combined: 20.8 -12.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined:...


Daimler to produce battery powered Smart cars in China

7 August 2018

Daimler is in talks with a joint venture partner to produce battery powered versions of its two seat, Smart ForTwo car in China, according to local reports quoting industry insiders.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 3.3% in H1 2018

9 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz can look back on the strongest-selling quarter in the companies’ history. From April to June, 594,528 customers received their new Mercedes-Benz (+1.9%). Thus, Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles than ever before in a half-year: Since the...


Daimler names new Smart product chief

22 June 2018

Katrin Adt (46) is to be the new head of Smart product at Daimler.


Winkler steps down as Mercedes Smart brand chief

29 May 2018

Annette Winkler is to step down from her position as head of Mercedes-Benz Smart brand and from her operational activities at Daimler after 23 years.


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 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 global sales up 8.4% in January 2018

7 February 2018

With a new sales record, Mercedes-Benz started the year 2018 as successfully as it concluded the previous year. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz defended its position as the bestselling premium brand, and the Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star continued...


just-auto Plus only Visteon SmartCore cockpit controller 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 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 Mercedes-Benz global sales up 5.6% in October 2017

8 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz continued its record sales series last month with another best-ever figure of 182,812 vehicles sold in an October (+5.6%). As a result, the number of vehicles sold in the first ten months of the year increased to a new high of 1,900,112...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presenting wide array of Asia premieres at Tokyo show

26 October 2017

At the Tokyo International Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz is providing a glimpse into future mobility with a wide array of Asia premieres. With its Formula One hybrid technology, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car stands for the “Future of Driving...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 4.5% in September 2017

6 October 2017

With sales of 220,894 vehicles in September (+4.5%), Mercedes-Benz posted its 55th record month in succession. 1,717,300 cars have been delivered to customers since the beginning of the year, 11.7% more than in the same period of last year. The past three...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales down 2.2% in September 2017

4 October 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported September sales of 29,008 units, compared to 29,500 vehicles sold during the same period last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever September sales with 3,088 units (up 4.0%) and smart reported 241 units, bringing the...


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 9% in August 2017

7 September 2017

Last month, Mercedes-Benz sold more cars worldwide than ever before in an August. Altogether, 170,341 automobiles with the three-pointed star were handed over to customers (+9.0%). In the first eight months of the year, 1,496,406 units were sold, which is an...


FRANKFURT - Daimler to demo EQ Ready EV buyers help app

6 September 2017

Daimler claims its new EQ Ready app will help motorists decide whether it makes sense for them to switch to an electric car or hybrid.


Germans in three-way diesel incentives battle

8 August 2017

Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are a three-way battle to offer incentives to get aging vehicles off German roads and prevent a crackdown on scandal-tainted diesel fuel.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz July 2017 sales up 11%

7 August 2017

Thanks to double-digit growth of 11.0% and 181,791 vehicles sold in July, Mercedes-Benz started the third quarter with a new sales record. Since the beginning of this year, the Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star has sold 1,326,065 vehicles...


Mercedes claims June and H1 sales records

6 July 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars claimed new records after June 2017 sales rose 11.1% to 209,309 cars and the half year tally 13.7% to 1,144,274.


just-auto Plus only MBUSA sales up 1.1% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported best-ever June sales of 28,994 units, an increase of 1.8%, closing out the second-quarter at 161,960 year-to-date. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever June sales with 3,108 units and Smart reported 226 units, bringing...


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 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...


Mercedes has record March and Q1

6 April 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz had a record March with sales up 14.8% year on year to 228,296 vehicles. First quarter volume was also a record - up 16% to 560,625.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls 2016 Smart Fortwo vehicles

4 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V179000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Exterior Lighting Potential number of units affected: 2,213 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Smart Fortwo vehicles. The horizontal...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US Q1 2017 sales up 4.5%

4 April 2017

Mercedes-Benz reported record first quarter year-to-date volume at 79,141 units, up 4.5% from 2016. March sales of 29,092 increased 3.3% from the same month last year. Adding 2,871 units for Vans and 389 units for smart, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) achieved a...


just-auto Plus only New Smart electric drive orders open in Germany

13 March 2017

The new smart electric drive models are now available to order. In Germany, prices for the smart fortwo electric drive start at EUR21,940 (US$23,475) and for the forfour electric drive at EUR22,600. The market launch will begin in June. The new smart...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz global sales up 15% in February 2017

7 March 2017

Mercedes-Benz grew at a double-digit rate also in the second month of this year and sold 153,862 vehicles to its customers (+15%). Unit sales in the first two months of 2017 increased compared with the prior-year period by 16.8% to 332,329 vehicles. Thanks to...


Mercedes past 2015 full year sales tally by November

6 December 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz increased its unit sales in November by 12.7% year on year to 182,602 vehicles, achieving a 45th consecutive record month.


Smart widens EV range

18 November 2016

Daimler's Smart plans a full range of EVs - coupé, cabrio and four-seater. Sales start in early 2017.

Smart news

2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile...


just-auto Plus only Smart presents intelligent app for Smart EQ

3 October 2018

Smart is simplifying access to electric mobility: the new Smart EQ control app has been available...


Daimler to produce battery powered Smart cars in China

7 August 2018

Daimler is in talks with a joint venture partner to produce battery powered versions of its two s...


Future models - Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart

26 July 2018

The focus of just-auto's series which examines OEMs' current and future models now turns to Daiml...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 3.3% in H1 2018

9 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz can look back on the strongest-selling quarter in the companies’ history. Fro...


Daimler names new Smart product chief

22 June 2018

Katrin Adt (46) is to be the new head of Smart product at Daimler. Adt has been with the compa...



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