Mercedes-Benz Future: Small cars and C-Class derivatives to help growth

Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. executives are focused on increasing the brand’s market share in the region. To do that, they will be adding volume with a range of new front-wheel-drive compact cars and different variants of redesigned C-Class due out in 2014 and 2015.

On global scale, Mercedes-Benz has plans to introduce at least 10 new models by 2020 as plan to be the world’s top-selling luxury brand.

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One of the most talked about vehicles for Mercedes-Benz USA is the A-Class three-door coupe, which will use a front-wheel-drive platform. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class will come to United States as the CLC and will go on sale in 2013 or 2014. The car will make its concept for debut at the 2011 LA Auto Show next month.

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class will come to the United States in 2013 and will also be front-wheel-drive. The model will spawn a crossover known as the GLC and a five-door shooting brake.

In 2014, Mercedes-Benz USA will offer a hybrid version of the C-Class and a 50-state clean diesel hybrid.

The Mercedes-Benz CL and GL are scheduled to be redesigned next year.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoWeek