Mercedes Debuts New Alabama-Built SUV

The M-Class SUV is being made at the first automotive assembly plant built in Alabama,  located in Vance, between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.

VANCE, Ala. (AP) -- Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the latest version of its M-Class sport-utility vehicle built in Alabama.

The German automaker will hold an event Wednesday afternoon at the plant to show off the new design of its M-Class vehicle. The company will unveil the first model to be assembled in the state.

Gov. Robert Bentley will also be on hand to mark the 18-year partnership between the state and Mercedes-Benz.

The factory is located in Vance between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. It was the first automotive assembly plant built in Alabama.

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