Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chiefFri, 22, Jul 2016
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes-Benz cars. Seeger currently serves as head of Mercedes in Turkey and will succeed Ola Kallenius who will take over as development head when Thomas Weber retires.
Mercedes' Q2 profit drops on Takata airbag recallThu, 21, Jul 2016
Daimler reported weaker profit from its Mercedes Cars unit in the second quarter because of the cost of refreshing its lineup and one-time charges related to recalling cars with faulty Takata airbags. The unit's profit margin dropped to 6.4 percent, compared with 10.5 percent last year.
A Benz for back roadsMon, 18, Jul 2016
Prototypes of Mercedes-Benz's E-class All-Terrain wagon have been caught testing on public roads. The new variant, based on the E-class Estate, will give Mercedes a rival to the Audi Allroad and Volvo Cross Country.
Infiniti tops survey on satisfaction among sales prospectsMon, 11, Jul 2016
Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in an annual study on building rapport and satisfaction among potential car buyers. The 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index is based on the treatment of mystery shoppers who visited 6,157 U.S. stores. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz stores tied for second; Toyota ranked third; Audi was fourth; and BMW rounded out the top five.
V-8-powered Mercedes-AMG GLC crossover in the worksMon, 11, Jul 2016
Daimler has a V-8-powered version of its Mercedes AMG GLC crossover in the cards, company sources say.
Mercedes beats BMW at half-year mark in global luxury sales raceTue, 12, Jul 2016
Mercedes-Benz solidified its sales lead over the BMW brand in the first half of the year, moving closer to a goal of unseating its rival for the first time since 2005 as the global No. 1 in luxury deliveries.
Daimler Q2 earnings rise 5.6% as Mercedes sales surgeTue, 12, Jul 2016
Daimler said earnings rose 5.6 percent in the second quarter as deliveries at its Mercedes unit soared even as the company set aside money for airbag recalls and legal charges. The company stuck to its forecast for full-year results, saying they will improve slightly from 2015.
China auto sales growth accelerates on rising crossover, SUV demandFri, 08, Jul 2016
China’s passenger-vehicle sales expanded at a faster pace in the first half as rising demand for crossovers, SUVs and new-energy vehicles widened the nation’s lead as the world’s biggest auto market.
Mercedes June sales rise 11% on demand in Europe, ChinaWed, 06, Jul 2016
Sales of Mercedes cars increased 11 percent in June as strong demand in Europe and China led rises in all the brand's major markets. Registrations were also boosted by robust SUV deliveries, which rose 43 percent last month.
New E class signals the future of drivingMon, 04, Jul 2016
Mercedes-Benz calls the new E-class sedan the most intelligent car in the world. It just went on sale with a range of semiautonomous driving and safety features not seen before.
Americans spurn the all-American station wagon, limiting choice, growthMon, 04, Jul 2016
Manufacturers would love to see more station wagon sales in the U.S. to help them offset the costs of developing them for Europe, where wagons and hatchbacks remain popular. But despite their very American pedigree, wagons are proving highly resistible to U.S. consumers, who are migrating en masse from sedans to crossovers and SUVs.
ObituariesMon, 04, Jul 2016
Robert Cox, the ad executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan "Quality is Job 1," died June 18.