The Truth About Cars » CLA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:17:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » CLA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Joint Daimler, Renault-Nissan Plant in Mexico Begins Construction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/joint-daimler-renault-nissan-plant-mexico-beings-construction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/joint-daimler-renault-nissan-plant-mexico-beings-construction/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1126641 A manufacturing plant in Mexico jointly owned by Daimler and Renault-Nissan will begin construction imminently, according to Daimler. The facility, which will be located in Aguascalientes — about 150 northeast of Guadalajara and 300 miles northwest of Mexico City — will build “compact premium vehicles” for the automakers, which may include the Mercedes-Benz CLA/GLA and the […]

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A manufacturing plant in Mexico jointly owned by Daimler and Renault-Nissan will begin construction imminently, according to Daimler. The facility, which will be located in Aguascalientes — about 150 northeast of Guadalajara and 300 miles northwest of Mexico City — will build “compact premium vehicles” for the automakers, which may include the Mercedes-Benz CLA/GLA and the […]

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Mercedes-Benz CLA And Audi A3 Are Selling At An Identical Pace In The U.S. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/mercedes-benz-cla-audi-a3-selling-identical-pace-u-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/mercedes-benz-cla-audi-a3-selling-identical-pace-u-s/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:30:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=988234 The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3 attained almost identical levels of popularity in the United States in 2014. True, Mercedes-Benz sold 27,365 CLAs over the last twelve months; Audi sold only 22,250 A3s during that period. That’s 23% more CLA sales than A3 sales. • GLA arrival didn’t slow down CLA • A3 and CLA […]

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The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3 attained almost identical levels of popularity in the United States in 2014. True, Mercedes-Benz sold 27,365 CLAs over the last twelve months; Audi sold only 22,250 A3s during that period. That’s 23% more CLA sales than A3 sales. • GLA arrival didn’t slow down CLA • A3 and CLA […]

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Mercedes Increases Production To Meet US CLA Demand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/mercedes-increases-production-to-meet-us-cla-demand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/mercedes-increases-production-to-meet-us-cla-demand/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=913194 [AUTHOR’S NOTE: I erroneously reported production would be increased at MBUSI in Vance, Ala. alongside the Hungary facility. That’s what I get for reading the dateline and interpreting things as such. My apologies. — CA] With demand still strong and supply still tight months later, Mercedes-Benz is pumping up production capacity to bring more CLAs […]

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[AUTHOR’S NOTE: I erroneously reported production would be increased at MBUSI in Vance, Ala. alongside the Hungary facility. That’s what I get for reading the dateline and interpreting things as such. My apologies. — CA] With demand still strong and supply still tight months later, Mercedes-Benz is pumping up production capacity to bring more CLAs […]

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Daimler-Nissan JV To Build Next-Gen CLA, Unnamed A-Class At Mexican Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/daimler-nissan-jv-to-build-next-gen-cla-unnamed-a-class-at-mexican-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/daimler-nissan-jv-to-build-next-gen-cla-unnamed-a-class-at-mexican-plant/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=850794 Aside from Infiniti sharing engines with Mercedes, the Daimler-Nissan joint venture will also lead to production of the next-gen CLA and an A-Class sedan at Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Automotive News Europe reports Daimler’s board will approve the decision within the next two weeks. Although the GLA crossover was supposed to go over to […]

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Aside from Infiniti sharing engines with Mercedes, the Daimler-Nissan joint venture will also lead to production of the next-gen CLA and an A-Class sedan at Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Automotive News Europe reports Daimler’s board will approve the decision within the next two weeks. Although the GLA crossover was supposed to go over to […]

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Mercedes to U.S. Dealers: Expect Fewer CLAs For Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mercedes-to-u-s-dealers-expect-fewer-clas-for-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/mercedes-to-u-s-dealers-expect-fewer-clas-for-now/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:22:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=681290 Due to high demand from customers jumping aboard the CLA bandwagon, Mercedes-Benz has warned dealers in the United States that supply of the new four-door coupe will be limited for the first half of 2014. The popularity of the CLA helped the Stuttgart automaker widen its lead in the U.S. over the Bavarians at BMW […]

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Due to high demand from customers jumping aboard the CLA bandwagon, Mercedes-Benz has warned dealers in the United States that supply of the new four-door coupe will be limited for the first half of 2014. The popularity of the CLA helped the Stuttgart automaker widen its lead in the U.S. over the Bavarians at BMW […]

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Mercedes-Benz Increases Its U.S. Luxury Lead Over BMW On Strong CLA Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/mercedes-benz-increases-its-u-s-luxury-lead-over-bmw-on-strong-cla-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/mercedes-benz-increases-its-u-s-luxury-lead-over-bmw-on-strong-cla-sales/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:30:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=643305 In the new $29,900 CLA coupe’s first full month of U.S. sales, Mercedes-Benz sold 4,895 units in October, helping the brand post a 25% increase over last October’s sales and double it’s lead over BMW, the number two luxury brand in this market.   In addition to the CLA, deliveries of the E-class were up […]

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In the new $29,900 CLA coupe’s first full month of U.S. sales, Mercedes-Benz sold 4,895 units in October, helping the brand post a 25% increase over last October’s sales and double it’s lead over BMW, the number two luxury brand in this market.   In addition to the CLA, deliveries of the E-class were up […]

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Correction: Not All A-Class Diesels Are French http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/correction-not-all-a-class-diesels-are-french/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/correction-not-all-a-class-diesels-are-french/#comments Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:45:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=611337 They don’t call you guys the Best&Brightest for nothing, I tell ya. When I complained that Mercedes-Benz was using Renault-sourced diesel engines in its small cars, one of our Deutschland-based readers disagreed with my “facts”. Which is fair, because I got my facts from a variety of US-based auto media, and he’s getting his from, […]

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They don’t call you guys the Best&Brightest for nothing, I tell ya. When I complained that Mercedes-Benz was using Renault-sourced diesel engines in its small cars, one of our Deutschland-based readers disagreed with my “facts”. Which is fair, because I got my facts from a variety of US-based auto media, and he’s getting his from, […]

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Four-Cylinder Diesel For Mercedes CLA and GLA Won’t Cross The Pond http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/four-cylinder-diesel-for-mercedes-cla-and-gla-wont-cross-the-pond/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/four-cylinder-diesel-for-mercedes-cla-and-gla-wont-cross-the-pond/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 21:35:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=610121 While your humble Editor-In-Chief was brake-torquing his mighty 560SL — about which more will be said in the near future — over to the liquor store to pick some Alizé for some morally-challenged females, Mercedes-Benz USA was holding quite a party for the CLA Press Drive. I’m reliably told it was the most upscale event […]

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While your humble Editor-In-Chief was brake-torquing his mighty 560SL — about which more will be said in the near future — over to the liquor store to pick some Alizé for some morally-challenged females, Mercedes-Benz USA was holding quite a party for the CLA Press Drive. I’m reliably told it was the most upscale event […]

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Daimler Launches The Last Chance Saloon: Heaven Or Hell? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/daimler-launches-the-last-chance-saloon-heaven-or-hell/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/daimler-launches-the-last-chance-saloon-heaven-or-hell/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:33:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480007 Mercedes must expand into the smaller segments in a big hurry, never mind the protests from amateur marketing experts that doing so will water down the brand. That brand needs a lot of watering, lest it will shrivel and die. At home in Europe, Daimler’s core customer group on average is around 60 years old. […]

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Mercedes must expand into the smaller segments in a big hurry, never mind the protests from amateur marketing experts that doing so will water down the brand. That brand needs a lot of watering, lest it will shrivel and die. At home in Europe, Daimler’s core customer group on average is around 60 years old. […]

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Vehicular Teasbian: Kate Upton Doesn’t Drive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/vehicular-teasbian-kate-upton-doesnt-drive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/vehicular-teasbian-kate-upton-doesnt-drive/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:06:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477653 Kate Upton was hoped to be Michigan’s hottest export, but she sold her big-breasted soul to Mercedes. Turns out, she doesn’t like cars. She prefers a horse. Kate’s career at Mercedes started at a car wash. Then she had a supporting role in a Mercedes CLA spot aired during the Superbowl. Both videos quickly dispelled […]

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Kate Upton was hoped to be Michigan’s hottest export, but she sold her big-breasted soul to Mercedes. Turns out, she doesn’t like cars. She prefers a horse. Kate’s career at Mercedes started at a car wash. Then she had a supporting role in a Mercedes CLA spot aired during the Superbowl. Both videos quickly dispelled […]

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Tales From The Cooler: Is Mercedes-Benz All Washed Upton? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/tales-from-the-cooler-is-mercedes-benz-all-washed-upton/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/tales-from-the-cooler-is-mercedes-benz-all-washed-upton/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:45:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474985 Our Managing Editor is losing sleep over the imminent collapse of the BMW and Mercedes-Benz brand images due to their upcoming sub-$30,000 models. When you are finished with your 27th viewing of Benz’s sneak peek at their Super Bowl ad above, let’s discuss.  For those of you staid, get-off-my-lawn, traditional German car owners like myself, […]

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Our Managing Editor is losing sleep over the imminent collapse of the BMW and Mercedes-Benz brand images due to their upcoming sub-$30,000 models. When you are finished with your 27th viewing of Benz’s sneak peek at their Super Bowl ad above, let’s discuss.  For those of you staid, get-off-my-lawn, traditional German car owners like myself, […]

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