Daimler executive board to approve Mercedes-Benz production in Mexico

Article by Christian A., on June 24, 2014

The executive board of Daimler AG is bound to green-light within two weeks the production of a Mercedes-Benz compact sedan and its CLA coupe-styled four-door compact at Nissan's site in Aguascalientes, Mexico, according to a report by Manager Magazin, citing unnamed executives.

There were earlier reports saying that Daimler would produce the GLA crossover in the Aguascalientes site as part of a joint venture with the Japanese carmaker. Daimler executives, however, told Manager Magazin that the German carmaker intends to produce the next-generation CLA and a new A-class sedan variant at the site.

Nissan and Mercedes are expected to commence joint production in Aguascalientes for export to the United States beginning in 2017, according to analysts at International Strategy & Investment (ISI).

The joint production will entail an Infiniti compact underpinned by Mercedes-Benz’s front-wheel drive platform. ISI said in a note that the joint production will result to a total annual output ranging from 100,000 to 150,000 premium vehicles.

Mexico has been the focus of several German luxury carmakers as it offers several advantages like numerous free trade accords, a cheap yet skilled workforce and proximity to the United States.

German carmaker BMW is close to a decision to build its first assembly site in the country. BMW plans to build 3-series and 1-series cars and possibly Mini models at the site, according to a report by the Handelsblatt in May.

Audi, meanwhile, is currently building its San Jose Chiapa site in Mexico that will have the capacity to produce around 150,000 vehicles annually.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

McLaren has already shown some interest in electrifying their models. And initially, we thought that they will just use hybrid systems to use across their current lineup. Nevertheless, we have...
by - August 19, 2017
Fifty years after its glorious victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launches the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. The red...
by - August 18, 2017
Hyundai has recently unveiled an unnamed pre-production model of its new fuel cell SUV. We don’t know what to call this model just yet, but sources say that this model...
by - August 18, 2017
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real...
by - August 18, 2017
While Honda’s new 2018 HR-V will be rolling out at the dealerships with just a few updates, the company is certainly not giving up its spot as the best-selling vehicle...
by - August 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries