VIENNA – Daimler AG begins construction of its Mercedes-Benz Mfg. Hungary Kft. plant in Kecskemet, about 53 miles (86 km) southeast of Budapest. The plant will launch pilot production in 2011, with serial output to begin in 2012. It will build two of the four models to come from Mercedes-Benz front-wheel-drive architecture that will underpin the next-generation Mercedes A- and B-Class models. “Our new location in Hungary will significantly boost our competitiveness in this ...

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