Mercedes-Benz Plug-In Hybrid ML-Class Planned

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Mercedes is planning a plug-in hybrid ML-Class crossover that will likely arrive in U.S. showrooms late next year.

One of three planned plug-in hybrids that the company will launch in North America, the ML-Class will join the S-Class and C-Class in offering Mercedes customers highly-efficient options. The ML is due to be refreshed in 2016 and the company is expected to include a small number of plug-in hybrid models when the revised versions start to arrive.

Mercedes is expected to launch the trio of plug-in vehicle over the next 18 months starting with the S-Class sometime in the spring of 2015. The C-Class will be next, followed closely by the ML. BMW, Volvo, Mitsubishi and Land Rover are all planning plug-in hybrid SUVs. Bentley is also preparing to launch its first-ever SUV, which it will offer with a version of the Volkswagen Group plug-in powertrain.

[Source: Green Car Reports]

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Luke Vandezande
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