Mercedes-Benz will build C-Class cars in Brazil by 2015

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 6, 2013

As you may know already, Brazil is a hot market right now for the car manufacturers and Daimler knows this very well. As a result, the German company will begin assembling Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars in Brazil by 2015. According to German weekly Der Spiegel, Mercedes-Benz will start production with a capacity of about 20,000 vehicles a year.

Asked about this plan, a Daimler spokesman told the press that the company is indeed considering such a move but took no decision yet. We are looking at Brazil, just like various other locations," he said. Daimler is making this move as rising taxes on foreign vehicles is making it more difficult for carmakers to sell imported cars in Brazil.

Still, Mercedes-Benz is not the only German carmaker attracted by Brazil, as Bmw announced plans for a new assembly plant in Brazil back in October 2012. Moreover, Audi will decide next year whether to start building cars in Brazil.

For those who don’t know, this isn’t Daimler’s first attempt to build cars in Brazil, as the company built the Mercedes-Benz A-Class from 1999 until December 2010 in its Juiz de Fora plant.

In 2010, Daimler ceased car production and refitted the factory to built commercial trucks. According to the same Der Spiegel, Daimler will decide in the next few months where it will build the new plant in Brazil.

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