Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has begun local assembly of two new models in Thailand, the GLA and the CLA. They are now imported as completely knocked-down (CKD) kits rather than as completely built-up (CBU) units from Germany and are built at the Thonburi Automotive Assembly plant in Samut Prakan province.

As a result of the switch to local assembly, the list price has dropped THB250,000 and THB 350,000 respectively for the two models.

Other models assembled at the plant include the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class and ML SUVs as well as hybrid models.