Mercedes-Benz hopes a trio of new products, including its first C-class wagon in North America, will boost sales here.
The automaker plans to sell more than 5,000 of the C-class wagon, which will be introduced this fall.
The introductions, announced at the Detroit auto show, also include sporty versions of the C class, the C32 AMG sedan and the SLK32 AMG roadster.
The C-class wagon will be powered by a 215-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 engine. The SLK32 AMG gets a new supercharged V-6 engine developed by the high-performance Mercedes-AMG division. The C32 AMG is another hot rod. It comes with a 349-hp 3.2-liter supercharged and intercooled engine.
Mercedes is counting on the newest vehicles to continue its worldwide sales growth, which was up 5.2 percent last year. Sales in North America rose 200 percent since 1993.