As Aston Martin celebrates its 100th-year anniversary, the British automaker is hard at work finding ways to growing its luxury brand and even just survive. Continue Reading...
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Eyeing BMW’s success with MINI, Daimler might be hoping to cash in on small car appeal even more with a product line to take on it’s rival’s smaller series of products. Continue Reading...
Today is the 1st of March and that only means one thing… February is rapidly fading into the rear-view mirror. How well did automakers fare in the second month of the year? Here’s a look at some of the big sales stories from the last 28 days. Continue Reading...
Daimler’s smart brand has partnered with BoConcept, a Danish interior design company to produce special furniture and accessories. A jazzed up fortwo cabrio is also a result of their cooperation. Continue Reading...
January is known for two things: raucous New Year’s celebrations and miserably cold weather across many parts of the country. Despite holiday hangovers and blizzard conditions, vehicle shoppers snapped up cars and trucks like free earbuds at an iPhone launch. Continue Reading...
Still soldiering toward its goal to regain the world’s top luxury automaker title, Daimler paid 640 million euros for a 12 percent stake in Beijing Automotive Group today. Continue Reading...
Fuel-cell powered vehicles are likely to become the next big thing in non-gas powered vehicles, and today Nissan, Daimler and Ford announced that they are joining forces on creating a new common fuel-cell system that will be put to use in what the companies call “the world’s first affordable, mass-market” fuel-cell vehicle. Continue Reading...
In an effort to jazz up its lame lineup, the folks at smart showed off a new special-edition model at the Detroit Auto Show today. The cityflame package is the latest in a long line of special models from Daimler’s economy-minded brand. Continue Reading...
The China Investment Corporation, the country’s investment vehicle, is interested in purchasing a stake in Daimler AG between 4 and 10 percent according to a Chinese media outlet. Continue Reading...
The number-crunchers have been earning their keep the last few weeks. With their mathematical weapon of choice in hand, be it a calculator, tally counter or even a trusty abacus, they’ve kept an exacting total of how many vehicles automakers sold over the past 12 months. How did things shake out? Which brand nearly doubled… Continue Reading...
Following a drop to third place among luxury automakers, the CEO of Mercedes parent company Daimler is setting his eyes on an ambitious target of regaining the top spot in 2020. Continue Reading...
Christmas is all but here and with the end of the year at hand, many dealerships are in full swing with their holiday sale events. Continue Reading...
Daimler announced today that it is investing 200 million euros into the plant that currently builds the Smart Fortwo to make room for Europe’s first series production electric vehicle. Continue Reading...
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney isn’t the only one that’s skeptical about electric vehicles and their development. At an industry panel in New York, executives expressed their criticisms of the electric vehicle market as automakers have quietly shelved strong pushes towards developing EVs. Continue Reading...
Smart just announced pricing for its ForTwo Electric Drive, making it the cheapest electric car on the market today at $25,825 Continue Reading...
The Smart Fortwo hasn’t exactly been the resounding success Daimler had hoped it would be, but now the German automaker is hoping its electric vehicle variant will lift the brand’s sales. Continue Reading...
American electric automaker Tesla is enjoying great success, at least in terms of the EV market, and its CEO Elon Musk credits Daimler for saving the automaker in its time of need. Continue Reading...
Entering its third generation and built in partnership with French automaker Renault, spy photos of the next Smart ForTwo have just surfaced. Continue Reading...
Marking a milestone in one of the key hindrances to plague electric vehicles (EVs) thus far, eight of the word’s automakers have agreed to unify on a harmonized charging system capable of a 15-minute recharge. Continue Reading...
It’s been two years since Daimler and BYD of China announced a partnership to develop electric vehicles for the Chinese market, but the collaboration finally has a name: Denza. The two have not decided on what the logo will look like, but it appears that there are three possibilities being considered. None of the logos… Continue Reading...
Car enthusiasts probably cringed during Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis” video as the duo mangled a Maybach 57, but the joke seems to be on them now. The irreverently-altered Maybach was supposed to bring between and estimated $100,000 and $150,000 at auction. That money was meant to go, at least in part, to the Save the… Continue Reading...
Wikipedia is known to the world as the open encyclopedia that anyone can edit on the Internet. While it may seem like the foundation of a disaster, Wiki contributors have, for the most part, kept things accurate and factual. So why is it a surprise to some that a company would edit its own Wikipedia… Continue Reading...
Although Daimler has announced the discontinuation of the Maybach brand, young money ballers, shot-callers now have the opportunity to bid on what’s arguably the most notorious Maybach of all. Starring in the Jay-Z and Kanye West “Otis” music video, the chopped “Mad Max” Maybach will be put on the block by auction house Phillips de… Continue Reading...
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a funky, but rugged luxury SUV from the German automaker, and it appears that it’ll be in production until at least the year 2020. Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler has come to an agreement with Magna Steyr to extend the production of its G-Wagen in Graz, Austria and was able to get… Continue Reading...