Mercedes Considering New Assembly Plant in Mexico
According to a recent report, Mercedes-Benz is looking into opening a new production facility as far away as Mexico. Speaking to El Financiero, Mercedes-Benz Mexico President Peter Tabera said "There is a clear interest in the domestic market,” which might mean Mercedes could open a plant there.
Mercedes is likely not going at this alone and will share its facility with the Renault-Nissan alliance. The companies could jointly produce four-cylinder engines which are shared between the many models in order to keep costs down. Although it doesn’t have a strong presence in North America, Renault does sell cars in Mexico, where it offers the Sandero, Duster, Koleos, Fluence and Latitude.
As for Mercedes themselves, they’re likely looking to make either the A-Class hatch or the CLA four-door coupe.