MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Daimler is considering starting production of Mercedes-Benz cars in Mexico, including the A class, a newspaper said.
A Daimler official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was a good chance of the automaker entering into joint production with Nissan in Mexico.
Mercedes' Mexico chief Pedro Tabera was quoted in the Mexican daily newspaper reported El Financiero on Thursday as saying that that the company was looking at cooperation with Nissan.
"Various alternatives are being considered, among them producing with Nissan Mexicana, or if Renault had a factory in Mexico, there could be production with them too," Tabera was quoted as saying.
Tabera also told the newspaper that if Nissan decided to manufacture its luxury Infiniti model in Mexico, those cars could incorporate Mercedes engines.
At Daimler's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a spokeswoman declined to comment on the report.
''We are not commenting on speculation about our future production,'' she told Automotive News Europe.
Daimler has an industrial partnership with Renault-Nissan to develop small cars and engines. Infiniti's new compact car will use Mercedes' front-wheel-drive platform, which underpins the A class.
A spokesman for Nissan in Mexico had no immediate comment.