Just two and a half years after its opening, the youngest Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, saw its 250,000th vehicle roll off the line today. The milestone vehicle, a right-hand drive, polar-silver CLA 45 AMG, is destined for a customer in Japan.
“250,000 vehicles made at the Kecskemét plant with the typical Mercedes top quality- that is something that our entire team can rightly be proud of. All of our employees have made a personal contribution to this achievement, which marks another important milestone for us as the youngest Mercedes-Benz plant. This kind of achievement is only made possible by the capability and dedication of each employee,” said Thomas Geier, Director of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét. Geier also expressed the company’s special thanks to all Hungarian partners in the political, administrative and social areas for the continuous, constructive partnership.
The Kecskemét plant plays an important part in the success of Mercedes-Benz in the luxury compact car segment by producing the B-Class and the CLA, which is made exclusively in Kecskemét for all markets. In the year to August, almost 290,000 customers opted for a compact of the A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class or GLA-Class.
Since its market launch in Europe in April 2013, Mercedes-Benz has handed over more than 100,000 CLA cars to customers all over the world. The CLA is a big hit in its single most important market, the USA. Every fourth vehicle of the model series is driven by an American customer.
Source: Daimler AG