New Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) to
Be Produced at DaimlerChrysler's Bremen Plant
Broadening of the
Mercedes-Benz SUV range
Stuttgart - The
DaimlerChrysler Board of Management has decided that an additional, new
Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) will be produced at the
company's Bremen plant. "We are expanding our product offering by
adding an attractive vehicle in a very interesting and growing market
segment", says Dr. Eckhard Cordes, DaimlerChrysler Board of
Management member responsible for the Mercedes Car Group.
This decision was preceded by
in-depth negotiations with the works council. "The decision to
produce the vehicle in Bremen is a building block of our employment
accord, and also shows that Germany is a competitive production location
if the right framework conditions are defined," says Prof. Jürgen E.
Schrempp, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG.
After the positive response
to the Sports Tourer vehicles of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class and R-Class
as well as the successful launch of the new M-Class, Mercedes-Benz is
rounding out its portfolio with another SUV below the Mercedes-Benz
M-Class. The Group's plant in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, was also considered as
a possible production location for the SUV. DaimlerChrysler now plans to
resume CKD assembly of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Juiz de Fora.