Markus Schäfer, member of the divisional board of Mercedes-Benz Cars (production & supply chain) said: “Mercedes-Benz Cars starts an unprecedented ramp-up cascade with the A-Class. In our global production network, we can ramp-up the production of our vehicles in proven top quality and supply the global market even faster. Using modern industry 4.0 technologies our plants are becoming even more flexible and efficient.”
The start of the new A-Class at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt, 90 km west of Stuttgart in Germany, is the trigger for the production of the new generation of compact cars in five plants on three continents.
The new A-Class is the first model of the fourth generation of compact cars and replaces the predecessor model produced since 2012.
The compact car family currently consists of five models: A-, B-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA.
In the future, there will be eight models.
Note: CarSifu is currently in Eastern Europe to test-drive the new A-Class.