Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes plans more SUVs after compact models help expand luxury lead

Jan. 17, 2018 11:10 CET

Mercedes will respond to growing demand for SUVs by expanding its lineup with more models, most likely in the fast-growing compact segment.... Read More »

Mercedes expects 25% of sales will go online by 2025

6:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2018

Mercedes-Benz estimates that 25 percent of its new- and used-vehicle sales will be completed online by 2025, sales chief Britta Seeger says.... Read More »

Classic thunk, front axles, newfound opulence: What scribes are saying about '19 Mercedes G class

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2018

After several rounds of teaser photos and camouflaged shots, Mercedes-Benz officially pulled the covers off the next-gen G class. The iconic SUV, which has morphed from a military vehicle to a high-end luxury ride, had a memorable unveiling with an assist from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and what's left of Detroit's Michigan Theatre. Here's some initial G-class reaction from the automotive media.... Read More »

New Mercedes AMG 53 line debuts with electrified inline six-cylinder

7:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Three new AMG 53 models, powered by an electrified inline six-cylinder engine, will be on sale in the U.S. by late 2018.... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes to test subscription services in U.S.

6:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S. this year, joining a growing list of luxury brands in offering consumers a vehicle to drive for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance and pickup and delivery.... Read More »

2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Mercedes gives rugged G class a smoother ride

Jan. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes said the new G class will go on sale at the same price as the current car even though the rugged SUV's handling, comfort and safety has been significantly upgraded.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

M-B made the right moves to improve

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

I have to say that Mercedes-Benz has really put out the big guns to improve their line to such an extent that it really is amazing.... Read More »

AMY WILSON

BLOG: Will Mercedes G class get juiced?

9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2018

Mercedes-Benz is strongly hinting at an eventual electric powertrain for the G-class SUV.... Read More »

AMY WILSON

BLOG: Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2018

Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in a chat with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Overhauled G class stays inside the box

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2018

The 2019 G class is bigger, lighter and more luxurious, and with the most thorough redesign in the venerable SUV's history, Mercedes-Benz will discover whether a modernized chassis and technology-laden interior can push demand even higher.... Read More »

Luxury showdown in '18?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has spent two consecutive years atop the U.S. luxury market, but BMW and Lexus are looking for growth from new products on the way. 2018 could be a year of gains for luxury vehicles, even with overall sales on the decline.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM's power move on driverless cars

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2018

GM's driverless-car power move; Share road with robots?; FCA design boss tweets pride in Haitian heritage; Milestone for Saudi women; VW Tiguan safety probe; Mercedes display evokes 'Jurassic Park.'... Read More »

German premium brands set 2017 sales records; Mercedes keeps luxury crown

Jan. 12, 2018 15:23 CET

Germany's three premium brands reported record vehicle sales last year on booming demand for their SUVs. Mercedes retained the top spot in global luxury-car sales rankings for a second year.... Read More »

DETROIT AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Automakers have a waterfall of new products coming in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

U.S. sales may be slipping but automakers are unleashing a wide spectrum of new concepts and redesigned models to stimulate the market in 2018.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview: Maserati to Volvo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

A roundup of brands, from Maserati to Volkswagen, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Better on-road ride for G class

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Mercedes-Benz's rugged G-class SUV will get an independent front suspension for the first time to improve its on-road handling and refinement, while off-road capabilities also top those of the outgoing model.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz's retooled G class surfaces in leaked photos

11:54 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2018

Images of the redesigned Mercedes-Benz G class have leaked before its official Detroit auto show debut, and it doesn't look very different.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes wins back-to-back titles

6:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

Mercedes handily topped the U.S. luxury race in 2017 despite a decline in its own sales, snagging back-to-back titles.... Read More »

CES preview: Back to the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018

Expect to see more autonomous and connected-vehicle news as well as buzzy concepts that seem more science fiction than actual product plan.... Read More »

Mercedes EVs may push C-class output from U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2017

After Mercedes-Benz begins assembling electric vehicles at its plant in Vance, Ala., it could move production of the C-class sedan out of the country.... Read More »

AMG up to nearly 10% of Mercedes U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017

After numerous product introductions and explosive United States sales growth in 2017, the Mercedes-AMG performance subbrand is on the cusp of representing 10 percent of Mercedes-Benz USA's luxury-vehicle business.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

It is finally happening, sort of

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017

After a decade of delays and false starts, it looks like we will see several more 48-volt battery systems installed in the top-of-the-line German vehicles in 2018. It will be interesting to see how it works.... Read More »

A-class sedan right for U.S., Mercedes says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2017

With the latest redesign of its entry-level car family arriving in 2018, Mercedes-Benz finally has an A class suited for U.S. consumers, says the brand's global sales chief.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyoda's 'wild dream' to electrify lineup

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2017

Toyoda's 'wild dream' to electrify lineup; Hyundai, FCA mulling fuel-cell effort?; Key acquisition for Denso; A look inside Mercedes G class; What Renault sees in magazines.... Read More »

Mercedes preps 2 instrument panels for next G-class SUV

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2017

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV will be roomier and more luxurious when it goes on sale in the U.S. in late 2018.... Read More »

 
Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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