• Production of Mercedes-Benz compact cars

    Strong demand for Mercedes-Benz’s new range of compact cars has forced the automaker to call on independent vehicle manufacturer Valmet to help supply more cars. Based in Finland, Valmet has built luxury cars for a number of automakers including the Boxster and Cayman for Porsche, the B2 sports car for Marussia, and most recently the Karma electric sedan for Fisker. According to its latest agreement with Mercedes-Benz, Valmet will produce more than 100,000 units of the A Class from 2013 through 2016. Mercedes already has two plants for its small cars, one in Rastatt, Germany, and the...

  • Marussia B2
    Marussia B2 Sports Coupe Order Books Full

    We’ve got bad news for any European readers hoping to buy a Russian-designed, Finnish-built lightweight sports coupe styled after a fighter jet: you’re chance to place an order for a Marussia B2 has come and gone. Word from the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf is that the order book for the...

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    Marussia B2 Sports Car To Be Built By Valmet

    Russian sports car manufacturer and Formula 1 team owner Marussia has announced that Valmet will handle future production of its B2 sports car. Valmet is the independent vehicle manufacturer based in Finland that currently assembles the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid and was previously assembling the...

  • Valmet Eva teaser
    Valmet Eva EV debuting at 2010 Geneva auto show

    Independent vehicle manufacturer Valmet will be showing off a new concept car previewing an all-electric hatchback at next month’s 2010 Geneva Motor Show, which the company eventually plans to produce. If the Valmet name sounds familiar that’s because it’s the Finnish company...

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