CHARLESTON, SC – As Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. Inc. reasserts itself in the commercial-truck market, the company’s top executive admits to monitoring the small-van segment but says there are no plans to enter. “Ford (Motor Co.) has proven there’s a segment there that’s valid,” MBUSA President and CEO Ernst Lieb says, referring to the Ford Transit Connect. “Do we rush in? No. But we’re certainly going to watch it.” Lieb makes his remarks on the heels of parent Daimler AG’s announcement of its ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Mercedes Cautiously Watching Small-Van Market" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.