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Mercedes-Benz has Plans to Build an All-New SUV in Alabama in 2015
The new SUV would join the three current Mercedes-Benz vehicles manufactured in Vance, Alabama.
This new model, which hasn’t been given a name yet, will be available by 2015. The governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, who got an exclusive sneak preview, has described it as sleek and eye-catching. Based on that description, the new vehicle is expected to be a smaller crossover that will slot under the Mercedes-Benz R-Class, which will probably based on the same platform as the ML-Class. It will probably offer more car-like driving dynamics and sportier exterior styling.
By announcing the production of a fifth SUV at the Tuscaloosa auto plant, Mercedes-Benz has demonstrated a continued commitment to production of vehicles on United States soil. The American south has long been a major producer of vehicles from foreign automakers, and that doesn’t look to change any time soon. The vehicles produced in the Tuscaloosa Mercedes-Benz plant don’t only go to North American markets — they represent the German automaker all over the world.
Since several people, including the Alabama governor, have previewed the new Mercedes-Benz SUV, it is likely that the new vehicle will be shown off at one of the upcoming auto shows, in Geneva, Paris, or maybe next year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Drivers who are interested in trying out a new SUV should contact Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates. This full-service dealership provides the full Mercedes-Benz lineup, pre-owned vehicles from a variety of automakers, and maintenance and repair services. Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates is conveniently located 30 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, at 1000 West Golf Road in Hoffman Estates (http://www.mercedeshoffman.com/