Daimler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53569/more en Mercedes-Benz C400 - Ward's 10 Best Interiors Awards Ceremony 2015 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/mercedes-benz-c400-wards-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony-2015 <div class="node-body video-body">Highlights from the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Ceremony held during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 13, 2015 in Detroit, MI. WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter announces the winners and calls auto maker representatives to the stage to accept their honors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/mercedes-benz-c400-wards-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/mercedes-benz-c400-wards-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Mercedes Interior Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:36:00 +0000 1306711 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes Joins Growing Compact Commercial Van Segment http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/mercedes-joins-growing-compact-commercial-van-segment <div class="node-body article-body">The Metris may look like a minivan but it isn’t built as one, says the head of the automaker’s U.S. van division.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/mercedes-joins-growing-compact-commercial-van-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/mercedes-joins-growing-compact-commercial-van-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mercedes Management & Strategy Retail Vehicles & Technology Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:42:00 +0000 1302221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes-Benz says midside Metris sized just right.</strong></p> '16 Mercedes-Benz Metris http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/16-mercedes-benz-metris <div class="node-body gallery-body">It's not as large as its big-brother Sprinter, but the '16 Mercedes-Benz Metris outweighs competitors. Mercedes hopes that will make it stand out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/16-mercedes-benz-metris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/16-mercedes-benz-metris#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Mercedes Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1302201 at http://wardsauto.com <p>&#39;16 Mercedes-Benz Metris.</p> Russian Auto-Sales Recovery Years Away, Analysts Say http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-auto-sales-recovery-years-away-analysts-say <div class="node-body article-body">Premium brands’ share of the Moscow and St. Petersburg markets is about 20%, but analysts predict demand will shift over the next few years from Russia’s largest cities to less-populated regions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-auto-sales-recovery-years-away-analysts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-auto-sales-recovery-years-away-analysts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Lexus Mercedes Retail Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:52:00 +0000 1300731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan X-Trail top seller in still-healthy SUV segment.</strong></p> '16 Mercedes GLC300 Breaks Cover http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-mercedes-glc300-breaks-cover <div class="node-body gallery-body">The new GLC is set to hit the European market in September and U.S. showrooms in November. It is the second generation of Mercedes' midsize CUV and replaces the GLK in brand's lineup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-mercedes-glc300-breaks-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-mercedes-glc300-breaks-cover#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Mercedes Vehicles & Technology Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:39:00 +0000 1300161 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes-Benz Museum Tour http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-benz-museum-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">Spare time in Stuttgart is well spent at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, a vital stop for any automotive historian. From 1886 until today, the industry's evolution is closely documented.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-benz-museum-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mercedes-benz-museum-tour#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Germany Mercedes Aerodynamics Diesel Exterior Gasoline Interior Product Development Supercharger Wed, 27 May 2015 17:26:00 +0000 1286211 at http://wardsauto.com Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> OEMs Take Map Pockets in Many Directions http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions <div class="node-body gallery-body">The map pocket has become a vital storage bin in today's vehicles, clearly used for much more than folded paper roadmaps. A smattering of photos from the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors field shows the varying approaches as automakers attempt to maximize the utility of this space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Dodge Ford GMC Jeep Kia Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Ram Toyota Volkswagen Interior Plastic Product Development Vehicle Interiors Fri, 08 May 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1275471 at http://wardsauto.com Seeing Red Isn’t All Bad http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/seeing-red-isn-t-all-bad <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a car like the all-new Mercedes C-Class, the Diamond White Metallic sheet metal is the predictable, safe bet, but the soft, quilted crimson leather that appears once the door opens serves as an invitation as irresistible as the siren’s song.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/seeing-red-isn-t-all-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/seeing-red-isn-t-all-bad#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Mercedes Aluminum Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Assembly B-Class Black Ash Open Pore Wood C400 CLA Coupe Diamond White GLA leather Mercedes-Benz C-Class S-Class sedan Thu, 07 May 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1273741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sport Package red leather comes standard on C400.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winner: Mercedes C-Class http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-mercedes-c-class <div class="node-body gallery-body">We find the new C-Class, stickering at about half the price of the S-Class flagship, to be a consummate bargain (well-equipped for $65,000). Plus, it carries over many of the advanced technologies that distinguish the S-Class, particularly the innovative interface and mood-specific ambient lighting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-mercedes-c-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winner-mercedes-c-class#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Mercedes Aluminum Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Thu, 07 May 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1273751 at http://wardsauto.com