Daimler was ordered to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe after two meetings with Germany's top regulator failed to allay concerns about irregularities in the Mercedes-Benz maker's diesel emissions. The government cited "prohibited shutoff devices" for the recall.
Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler is excited about the A-class sedan coming this year. The new entry-level model is said to bristle with technology, including a new multimedia system, and is targeted at millennial buyers.
Germany's Transport Ministry questioned Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche over how many Mercedes vans and cars need to be fixed to meet emissions rules after the automaker was ordered to recall Vito vans because they breached emissions regulations.
Mercedes-Benz will put its premium A-class subcompact sedan into U.S. showrooms this year. But now that the automaker has begun giving U.S. retailers a look at the car, product plans and details are coming into sharper focus.