DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG will spend $600 million to expand its M-Class sport/utility vehicle (SUV) assembly plant near Tuscaloosa, AL. The company says the expansion will be complete in time to produce the next-generation version of the M-Class. The plant's current annual capacity is 80,000 units. Speculation surrounds the next iteration of the M-Class, which may lose its body on frame construction in favor of a more refined unibody architecture. The next-generation SUV also may adopt more of a ...

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