CARMEL VALLEY, CA – Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., Inc. has high hopes for its new R-Class cross/utility vehicle, with sales seen reaching upwards of 30,000 units in the crucial U.S. market, accounting for 50% of total R-Class output. R-Class is being produced in both short- and long-wheelbase configurations at the auto maker’s Vance, AL, assembly plant, which underwent a $600 million expansion to accommodate the R-Class, as well as the ’06 M-Class CUV. Total R-Class output is expected to reach ...

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