Daimler Wants Another Production Plant For The MFA Platform

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Lately, the only thing stopping the rise in sales for models built on the Mercedes-Benz MFA (Modular Front Architecture) platform has been the major problem of production capacity, with most European plants being bottlenecked by too much demand.
At the recent official press drive event for the GLA 45 AMG, Dieter Zetsche told media outlets there that Daimler AG is considering the search for yet another plant for the MFA models, apart from the European factories in Rastatt and Kecsemet.

He declined to give more details, but he did mention that the said plant will be built outside of Europe.

Last fall we were reporting that Daimler is considering building the GLA in Brazil and Mexico, with one plant to appear right in the vicinity of the existing Nissan factory in Aguascalientes, where the upcoming Infiniti Q30 could also be manufactured.

According to IHS, Mercedes-Benz might surpass Audi in global sales in 2015, mostly thanks to the highly-successful MFA platform models, especially if the recent growth will have a sustained momentum.
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