Mercedes-Benz says it plans to delay the introduction of its new B-Class in the U.S. due to currency risks.

The vehicle was expected to arrive in Mercedes U.S. dealers later this year. (See related story: Four New Mercedes Coming for U.S.)

The German auto maker says it will move forward with plans to launch the car in other North American markets, including Mexico and Canada, either later this year or early next year.

Published reports indicate the delay may be limited to a matter of months, not years, depending on when the currency risks are mitigated.