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Mercedes-Benz expanding Hungarian plant to support B-Class, CLA production

by Jeffrey N. Ross (RSS feed) on Aug 16th, 2012 at 7:03PM

Mercedes-Benz kicked off production of its new B-Class earlier this year at its Kecskemet plant near Budapest, Hungary, and according to Automotive News Europe, the all-new CLA-Class will be built at this plant, too, starting next year. To support the two new premium compacts, the facility will double its annual output to 300,000 units by 2015. AN reports that this increased capacity will cost Daimler "several tens of billions" of forints (Hungary's currency) which sounds like it might be in the neighborhood of roughly $178 million USD (40 billion forints). It isn't clear if, or how many,... Read More

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