“Mercedes” will spend on compact models billion euros

The company Mercedes-Benz until 2020, intends to invest in its Rastatt plant in the city of about one billion euros. Funds will go to technological development and the expansion of production capacities for the production of a new generation of compact models.

Investments should “substantially increase the project capacity of the plant”, which “Mercedes” will need to hire another 250 employees on a permanent basis. The company in Rastatt should remain the main plants producing compact cars, including the global production network of the German brand.

In 2014, Mercedes-Benz sold 463.1 thousand copies models A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA , 292.7 thousand of which were released in Rastatt.

For information on when it will compact models of the new generation, “Mercedes” did not specify. Earlier it was reported that by 2019 the Germans can expand its line of small cars due to a compartment that is able to compete with the Audi TT. It is expected that the model, which is built on the basis of the next A-Class, is also available with Buda body “roadsterĀ».