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Mercedes May Enter U.S. Pickup Market, After All

If so, American production is likely, says senior Mercedes exec.

by on Feb.24, 2017

The underlying platform for the X-Class comes from Nissan, everything else is pure Mercedes.

Mercedes-Benz will roll its Concept X truck into the Geneva Motor Show early next month, the prototype for its all-new X-Class pickup.

Developed on a platform provided by alliance partner Nissan, the midsize X-Class was intended for markets in Europe, South Africa, Australia and South America, but Mercedes has, until now, said it had no intention of bringing the new truck to the world’s largest pickup market, the United States. But it appears to be rethinking that decision.

Keep On Truckin'!

“In the past year the (U.S.) mid-sized truck market has come back a bit,” Volker Mornhingweg, head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division, at a Friday news conference. Pointing to the success of two revived General Motors models, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, Mornhinweg said, “We are watching developments very closely, and we will take a decision at the appropriate time.”


Mercedes-Benz Debuting C-Class Cabriolet in Geneva

Maker looking to expand drop-top line-up.

by on Feb.15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz teased its anticipated C-Class cabriolet, which will debut in Geneva, will hit showrooms this fall.

With March comes thoughts of warmer spring days and nice drives with the roof down and Mercedes-Benz will be playing on those desires with its new C-Class Cabriolet.

The new four-seater droptop is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. In fact, the German maker’s looking to make a splash with a series of convertibles at the Swiss show.

Ragtop News!

The already shown SL and SLC roadsters that made their premier in Los Angeles and Detroit auto shows will be there as well as the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet. The SLC is taking the place of the SLK and gets a significant facelift for 2017. (more…)

Nissan, Daimler Power up their Growing Alliance

New Infiniti plant will also provide engines for Mercedes C-Class.

by on Jun.13, 2014

Infiniti's new Decherd plant will eventually have capacity to produce 250,000 engines annually.

The growing, three-way alliance between Nissan, Renault and Daimler is about to take a critical next step with opening later this month of an engine plant in Decherd, Tennessee.

Officially known as the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant, the facility will serve not only the Nissan luxury brand but also provide engines for the Mercedes-Benz assembly line in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


The three makers first agreed to work together in 2010, announcing a variety of projects that included joint vehicle development and a powertrain swap – the latter leading to the Decherd program. The factory will initially produce a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that will be used in European versions of the Infiniti Q50 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.