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Mercedes to Increase Global Output 13% in 2012

We are really starting to be amazed at how well the global car market is doing despite not having the old world, Europe, to back it up. And it look like more of the same in 2012, despite the forecast economic slowdown there.
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After Toyota recently made a Hail Marry announcement saying it wants sales to be boosted 20 percent next year, we now have news from the luxury world, as inside sources have told AutoNews that Mercedes is eying a 13 percent output increase in 2012 to over 1,417,400 vehicles.

That’s despite the fact that 2011 will surely be a new sales record for the Germany automaker. "Mercedes-Benz is going on the attack," Daimler board member for manufacturing and procurement Wolfgang Bernhard said in the release. "We are securing our path to the top by extensively investing in the expansion of our high-performance production network."
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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