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The Trump administration was expected to push senior executives of German automakers to expand their U.S. investments as the White House considers imposing new tariffs on European-made vehicles.
Despite an anemic 0.6 percent increase in November U.S. sales, Mercedes-Benz remained No. 1 among luxury brands last month.
Daimler plans to invest 1.1 billion yuan ($158.23 million) in a second r&d center in Beijing to help accelerate localization of Mercedes vehicles in China.
Despite a 5 percent U.S. sales decline, Mercedes-Benz remained No. 1 among luxury brands last month, extending its lead over BMW on the year.
Daimler does not rule out cooperating with Tesla in future even though the German luxury car producer sold its stake in the electric-vehicle company, Daimler's CEO told a Polish newspaper.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a large shipment of counterfeit Mercedes-Benz auto parts this month in Philadelphia that were shipped from China.
NHTSA told Mercedes-Benz USA that it found numerous instances in which owners of recalled cars weren't notified within the federally mandated 60-day window.
Mercedes will soon start handing over its GLC F-Cell model to fleet customers in a bid to refine its fuel cell technology through real-world testing.
Daimler could be the first automaker to offer a combustion engine car with a 62-mile electric range, when it launches the Mercedes GLE plug-in hybrid vehicle in the second half of next year.
Mercedes's next S class, which is due in 2020, will offer the brand's first Level 3 self-driving system capable of eyes-off conditional autonomy.
Daimler will start building a battery plant as part of its planned $1 billion investment to upgrade its U.S. factory in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
New-model delays dented sales at Mercedes-Benz in September and set up a razor-thin race for the luxury crown as 2018 enters its final quarter.
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