Mercedes-Benz vehicles made in China now place in the top half of all the company's vehicles when ranked for quality. Ulrich Walker, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast Asia, said (rather testily) that those rides are good enough to send to other countries: "Yes, our cars here are exportable. There is no difference in quality with those made outside China." However, he was quick to add that just because the vehicles are worthy of export doesn't mean they will be. Pointing to the country's booming car market, he said, "The market is so big in China we need all our local capacity to supply it." Which would explain why Daimler has ramped up production at its Beijing factory by a whopping 50%. [AutoNewsChina, sub reqd]
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