As consumer requirements are getting more and more sophisticated, vehicle manufacturers try to meet them by inventing new breeds of automobiles. Mercedes-Benz has recently transformed itself into a real trendsetter by launching into the battle for the first time a large crossover (R-Class) and a full-size four-door coupe (CLS-Class). But, for the near future, the trend setter gets to follow the trend imposed by its most important rival, and develop an equivalent model for the BMW X3, premium compact SUV. Due to launch in 2008, the latest vehicle to wear the Mercedes star is expected to be called the MLK-Class.
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September 23, 2006 05:26