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Mercedes R class production launched at AM General
AM General, known for the original Humvee, is a manufacturer of tactical military vehicles for the U.S. and other governments. The agreement with Mercedes-Benz makes AM General the German automaker’s first U.S.-based contracted manufacturer.
The deal with Mercedes-Benz is a comeback strategy for AM General, which took a hit when it lost the Hummer H2 contract.
Without a manufacturing partner for the R class, Automotive News previously reported the German automaker would likely have had to shut down production of the vehicle, currently only sold in China.