The Chinese government is investigating major car makers on accusations of price fixing and breaking anti-monopoly laws. In a new development the local Chinese governments are going after the embattled car makers too.
Mercedes-Benz has been reportedly found guilty of vertical price fixing of car parts by an anti-monopoly investigation launched by the Jiangsu Province Price Bureau.
The very first Spy Shots showing the China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. Earlier on we heard production would start in 2015 but apparently things are moving much faster. Chinese media say the GLA will hit the Chinese car market in May 2015, that however seems very late as the car loox completely finished.
A very happy Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by Reader Mark, thank you for the picture! The badass Benz is wrapped in an eye slaughtering shiny Pink wrap, and further porned up by black windows, an extra shiny grille, extra shiny chrome around the windows, and sporty matte chrome multi-spoke alloys. The wrap is top notch, applied perfectly over the bumpers, door handles, and mirrors, like we like to see it best.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was manufactured in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture, it will soon be succeeded by the new and stretched C-Class L.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class will be made in China from late 2015. The GLA will be manufactured by the Beijing-Benz joint venture. The Mercedes-Benz GLA will compete head-to-head with the locally made Audi Q3 and BMW X1. The GLA will be available with 122hp or 156hp 1.6 turbo and a 211hp 2.0 turbo.
The GLA is currently not available in China. Imports will start in the second half of this year and will continue until local production starts. The Beijing-Benz joint venture also makes the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class L, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK.
Spy Shots of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class L testing in China, seen here in a car wash, because even test cars needs to be clean, no matter how camouflaged. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class L is a stretched variant of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-class, it will debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show next month.
New spy shots of the stretched Mercedes-Benz C-Class in China. Wheelbase will be extended by 100 millimeter for more legroom in the back. The stretched C, likely to be called ‘C Class L’, will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and launch on the China car market in the second half of this year.