MUNICH -- Eckhard Cordes is likely to be named next head of DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes Car Group this week, say sources.
Cordes is currently head of D/C's truck division.
Andreas Renschler, CEO of D/C's Smart brand, will likely take Cordes' post.
Ulrich Walker, former Mitsubishi vice president, will likely be Renschler's successor at Smart.
Current Mercedes head Jürgen Hubbert is expected to retire next April. D/C's advisory board will discuss his successor Thursday, July 29.