Mercedes-Benz will increase production capacity at Alabama plant to 300,000 units

Article by Christian A., on September 8, 2014

By the end of 2015, around 300,000 vehicles will roll out from Mercedes-Benz’ plant in Alabama. These words came from Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who revealed the fact that the German company plans to increase production in the United States. Mercedes-Benz plans to almost double the production, as last year the plant built 185,000 vehicles.

This year, the plant will add 60,000 vehicles and we already know that a fifth model will be built there starting next year. That new model is the new M-Class Coupe, previewed earlier this year by the Concept Coupe SUV at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

In addition, Dieter Zetsche also confirmed the fact that Mercedes-Benz is considering changing its naming scheme. Apparently, the M-Class will become GLE-Class, while the production version of the Concept Coupe SUV will debut as the GLE Coupe.

Mercedes-Benz wants a new naming structure and its SUVs and CUVs will start with G. The GLK Class will become the GLC-Class as it is based on the C-Class, while the GL Class will become the GLS.

Mercedes-Benz already started the new naming scheme with the GLA Class, which is based on the A-Class. The redesigned GLK will make its debut next year, so we will probably see the GLC soon.

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