GLA Crossover to Join C-Class on Brazil Assembly Line in 2016

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Back in August, we learned that Mercedes was planning to locally assemble the C-Class sedan in Brazil, as Daimler wants to target this market with local production in 2015.
A new report from Bloomberg released a few hours ago says Mercedes will make an official announcement later today. But that's not the interesting part. Along with the C-Class, the three-pointed star will also make the GLA crossover.

However, the factory won't be opened until 2016, one year later than was originally said.

The GLA is a compact crossover built on the same platform as the A-Class hatchback and the CLA four-door coupe which is on sale in America since September.
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