Daimler to refocus Smart brand on EVs only in U.S., CanadaMon, 13, Feb 2017
Social themes, Alfa Romeo's comeback on the Super Bowl ad highlight reelSun, 05, Feb 2017
Automakers used the Super Bowl -- an overtime thriller with the New England Patriots defeating the Atlanta Falcons -- to deliver messages that were a step above the typical product pitches. There was a clear effort among brands to connect with consumers through themes that sound more inspirational than corporate. Meanwhile, FCA sent its loudest message yet that Alfa Romeo is back in the United States.
Mercedes-AMG E-class line gets a speedy wagonMon, 06, Feb 2017
Mercedes-AMG's E-class lineup now includes a wagon. The 2018 E63 S wagon, set to debut in March at the Geneva auto show, is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine that produces 603 hp and 627 pounds-feet of torque and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.
'Predator face' for tomorrow's M-B vehiclesMon, 06, Feb 2017
The next stage in the evolution of Mercedes-Benz styling will begin next year with a revamp of the A-class compact car that will feature a “predator face” grille and rounder contours than the current model, chief designer Gorden Wagener says.
More light trucks headed to Mercedes dealershipsMon, 06, Feb 2017
Mercedes-Benz is working on getting more trucks to U.S. dealerships to alleviate inventory shortages, including more units of the hot GLC compact crossover. Dealers are seeking profit gains, and the company aims to work with dealers to continue streamlining dealer programs.
Canada light-vehicle volume sets a Jan. recordWed, 01, Feb 2017
LUXURY: Mercedes jumps out to big early lead over BMW, LexusWed, 01, Feb 2017
Coen brothers, Peter Fonda take AMG on Super Bowl rideTue, 31, Jan 2017
Mercedes models join Car2Go vehicle-sharing fleetMon, 30, Jan 2017
Car2Go has added the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA to its North American fleet, starting Monday in Austin, Texas; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; and the Washington, D.C., area. In Canada, Car2Go members in Toronto and Vancouver will be able to use CLAs and GLAs starting in early February.
Mercedes answers dealers' pleas for more SUVs, crossoversSat, 28, Jan 2017
Mercedes begins product overhaul with 'predator-faced' A classFri, 27, Jan 2017
Mercedes will overhaul its lineup beginning with the A class, which will feature a "predator faced" grille. The styling revamp comes after the automaker overtook BMW and Audi to become the world's biggest luxury-car brand, and now aims to avoid the complacency that has tripped up rivals.
BMW, M-B dealers want more crossoversThu, 26, Jan 2017
The market shift to crossovers pinched dealers for traditional luxury rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz last year, leading retailers to lobby for a better product mix this year. But worldwide demand for crossovers makes it unclear whether U.S. allocations will go up.