Daimler to invest 2b euros into Chinese JV
Updated: 2011-06-30 10:36
BEIJING -- German auto giant Daimler AG has signed an agreement with its Chinese partner Beijing Auto to invest 2 billion euros into their joint venture in the Chinese capital, allowing Mercedes to expand production of compact luxury SUVs, said the Chinese company on Wednesday.
The money will also be used to set up an engine plant with a production capacity of 250,000 units per year and a research and development center.
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