C-Class (Mercedes-Benz)

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Apr 15, 2019

DRB-HICOM Bhd is in talks with two international car brands for its subsidiary Hicom Automotive Manufacturers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to assemble their vehicles in Malaysia, group managing director Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar said.
Syed Faisal did not name the brands and stressed that it was not Audi.
Hicom Automotive currently assembles Volkswagen’s Tiguan, Passat, Vento, Jetta and Polo Hatchback, and Mercedes Benz’s S-Class, E-Class, GLC and C-Class.
DRB-HICOM, via its subsidiary Euromobil Sdn Bhd, is a distributor of Audi in Malaysia.
Besides Euromobil, the group’s distribution arm includes Automotive Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd for Isuzu, EON Auto Mart Sdn Bhd for Mitsubishi and Hicom Auto Sdn Bhd for Volkswagen.
The group is also the exclusive distributor of Jeep and Tata brands in Malaysia.
(From an article of New Straits Times on April 11, 2019)

Apr 11, 2019

On April 10, Mercedes- Benz announced that it sold 3,885 units in the period of January-March 2019.
The company clocked a solid Q1 2019 though it continues to face strong macro-economic headwinds in the form of rising interest rates, inflationary hikes, liquidity crunch, rising import costs etc.
In addition to this, Q1 2019 sales of Mercedes-Benz are in direct comparison with a substantially high base of Q1 2018 (Jan-Mar 2018: 4556 units). Its sales down by 15%.
The volume drivers for Mercedes-Benz India in the January-March period 2019 remained the long wheelbase E-Class saloon as it continues its success run in the Indian market.
The new C-Class and the GLC SUV also contributed to the sales volume. The V-Class continues its sales success and the ‘Luxury MPV’ is on a waiting period in most markets. The AMG and the Dream Cars segment however remained the highest growing segment for Mercedes-Benz in Q1 2019, with more than 50% growth compared to Q1 2018.

Mercedes- Benz India press release

Apr 02, 2019

On April 1, Daimler informed that the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant has been given the go-ahead for an additional model series: the Mercedes-Benz GLC will roll off the production line as of 2022.
The company and works council have agreed on this following constructive negotiation.
The production of the GLC is a step to further increase flexibility of the Sindelfingen plant.
Therefore the global Mercedes-Benz production network is able to react even more flexible to market demand.
The GLC has been rolling off the production line at the high-capacity Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant, which is the competence centre for the C-Class and the GLC, since June 2015, at the Chinese production site at Beijing Benz Automotive Corporation (BBAC) in Beijing for the local market since October 2015, and at the production partner Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki, Finland, since the beginning of 2017.
Daimler Press Release

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