An industry group says the U.K. new-car market is one of the few in the euro zone growing, as consumers return to showrooms enticed by new finance deals and a desire to switch to more fuel-efficient models....More
“There is a shift from car ownership to transportation services, integrated mobility, car-sharing, car-pooling and car-Web integration,” says advisor Peter Fuss of the Ernst & Young consultancy....More
Mercedes India CEO Eberhard Kem calls 2013 “the year of the offensive,” declaring, “The overwhelming success of the A-Class inspires us to push ahead even more aggressively with our new-generation cars for India.”...More
Add behind-the-wheel kicks to the virtual elimination of the price difference between gasoline and diesel, at least in the Midwest, and the Chevrolet Cruze is primed to extend the Detroit Three’s diesel push beyond a few heavy-duty pickup truck models....More
Bosch’s iBooster operates electromechanically, does not require vacuum from the engine and recovers almost all the energy lost in typical braking. It uses electrical current only during braking....More
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan say the new tariff is meant to protect local auto makers against losses associated with significant increases of imports from the EU and in particular Germany, Italy and Turkey, in recent years....More
Customers generally pay 40%-45% more for an AMG model, because for some premium car buyers the Mercedes brand doesn't have enough cachet, says a top executive. “They want the best car that's there.”...More
This year's WardsAuto Interiors Conference was held May 22 at The Henry hotel in Dearborn, MI. The sold-out event delivered compelling keynote speeches and panel sessions, celebrated winners of Ward's 10 Best Interiors and honored student designs from the College for Creative Studies.
The shift in CLA sourcing from Europe to Mexico should increase profit margins for Mercedes in the price-sensitive entry-level luxury market, where healthy U.S. sales volumes will be needed in order for the brand to meet CAFE targets....More
The presentation delivered by Johann Jungwirth, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA), at the 2013 WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 22, 2013 in Dearborn, MI....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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