Daimler is analyzing the possibility of making Mercedes-Benz compact cars in collaboration with the Renault-Nissan.
According to a recent report published by German business daily Financial Times Deutschland, Daimler is analyzing the possibility of making Mercedes-Benz compact cars in collaboration with the Renault-Nissan alliance. Back in 2010, the two parties reached an agreement to sign a partnership for developing and producing small cars and engines.
This report mentions that the first vehicles to result from this collaboration will be out starting with 2016 and will be made in eastern Europe. Chances are that we’ll get to see a compact Mercedes-Benz SUV that will be manufactured alongside with Infiniti, Nissan’s premium brand. The new generation of the B-Class is being produced at Mercedes’ plant in Kecskemet, Hungary, while in 2013 they will start making the CLA compact coupe at that factory.
The German automaker is trying to increase sales and also make the brand more appealing to young costumers by adding more compact models to the current A- and B-Class models. Mercedes-Benz wants to increase this lineup to five models by introducing a coupe, an SUV and a shooting brake.