In June, Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will begin testing a vehicle subscription service in the U.S. through dealerships in Nashville, Tenn., and Philadelphia, Pa.
Called Mercedes-Benz Collection, the plan gives customers unlimited access to multiple models ranging from sports cars and sedans to wagons and SUVs. Users pay a fixed monthly fee that covers use of the vehicles, insurance, maintenance and roadside assistance. Program details will be announced later.
Mercedes joins a growing array of luxury brands that are assessing consumer interest in being able to switch vehicles depending on need rather than owning a single car for all purposes. BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln, Porsche and Volvo also are testing the concept in the U.S.
Hyundai Motor Co. is looking for a domestic partner to mass-produce the fold-up Ioniq electric scooter it unveiled at last year’s CES show in Las Vegas, a source tells The Korea Herald.
Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.
The Buick LaCrosse has been Buick’s top-line car since it was introduced in 2004 as a 2005 model sedan.