Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the production start-up of the new Actros with the special Edition 1 model limited to 400 examples
Unrivalled driving, working and living experience – numerous extras lend the “Edition 1” an unmistakable character and impressively demonstrate the market leadership of Mercedes-Benz Trucks
In terms of efficiency, the new Actros sets the standard with low total costs, first-class safety and maximum vehicle availability
Active Drive Assist, MirrorCam, Active Brake Assist 5, a multimedia cockpit and improved Predictive Powertrain Control are the highlights among over 60 innovations
The new Actros comes with trailblazing innovations that immediately pay for themselves. Both company owners and drivers will profit from an unparalleled level of efficiency and comfort. Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the presentation of the new flagship model at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover with the special “Edition 1” model limited to 400 examples, whose numerous extras offer maximum comfort and safety for the driver. There are also selected design features that give the vehicle a high recognition factor.
The Edition 1 has outstanding safety features that include MirrorCam and Active Brake Assist 5. The Active Drive Assist, which makes semi-automated driving possible, makes a noticeable contribution, too. The improved Predictive Powertrain Control not only allows significant fuel savings but now also relieves the driver’s workload on overland routes. And as in the standard model, the new, intuitively controlled multimedia cockpit brings innovative functionalities into the cab.
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Seven packages included
Besides the around 60 innovations in the standard equipment of the new Actros, the “Edition 1” adds numerous special equipment items geared to the driver. These include no less than seven packages:
Safety package with e.g. Active Brake Assist 5, airbag, Proximity Control Assist
Driving package with electric roller sunblind, leather steering wheel and more
Comfort package with ambience lighting Night & Day, shaving mirror, refrigerator, etc.
Media package with sound system, notebook holder, an additional 12 V/15 socket
Stowage package including a table on the co-driver’s side, shelving system, drawer under the beltline and more
Sight package including e.g. bi-xenon headlamps and LED rear lights
Extra line with LED position lamps in MC, LED indicators and Welcome Light
Both inside and out, extensive optional features ensure a high recognition factor. For example the “Edition 1” logo in the sun visor and below the model plate. Or the four additional LED long-range headlamps and the exclusive paint finish on the maintenance flap and front-end flap. The specification also includes an illuminated Mercedes-Benz star with a black facing and six decorative mesh inserts with a darkened headlamp surround. The MirrorCam in chrome is an alternative to the conventional exterior mirrors, which are also available for the Edition 1.
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The stainless steel steps are striking when viewed from the sides. On semi-trailer tractors, stainless steel louvres adorn the side panelling. The rear axle caps are likewise in stainless steel, with wheel bolt protectors at the front and rear.
Eye-catching interior features include leather door handles with contrasting seams, the leather steering wheel, the black leather cockpit and the exclusive floor mats. Looking upwards, the roof hatch has ambience lighting in eight colours. The upper bed comes with a bedcover, and in semitrailer tractors, it is an amazing 900 mm wide. An all-round curtain – almond beige inside and black outside – ensures stylish privacy. As does the curtain with Mercedes-Benz star alongside the bed. On the co-driver’s side, another “Edition 1” logo in polished and brushed aluminium documents the serial number as one of the 400 vehicles.
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With its unique design, the “Edition 1” underscores the leading position of the new Actros in the competitive lineup. It is available for all 2 and 3-axle models of the new Actros with GigaSpace and BigSpace cab, both in left and right-hand drive. The cab paintwork is freely selectable and can be adapted to the customer’s particular company colours.
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HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 January 2021 - China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the "Company"; Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively "China Dynamics" or the "Group"), a provider of new energy vehicles and technology integrated solutions, has announced its Team of International Advisors for supporting its growth strategy in the global market.
The Team of International Advisors comprises Mr. Michael Perschke, Ms. Monika Mikac and Mr. Matthew Green.
Mr. Michael Perschke, Founder & Former CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, is the CEO of NAD (New Automovile Development). He has been in the automotive industry for 25 years, having served at such companies as Daimler Group, Mitsubishi Motors and Volkswagen Group, including the CEO of AUDI India. In respect of Mitsubishi Motors, he played a major role in the company's turnaround in Europe, whereas at AUDI, he demonstrated his strong branding background by creating the "AUDI SPORT" brand by uniting all Audi S and RS models under an umbrella brand strategy. In addition, Mr. Perschke ventured into the electric vehicle ("EV") segment and successfully developed the brand and sales strategy for the EV brand of AUDI -- the eTron. In early 2018 he founded Automobili Pininfarina as the first fully sustainable luxury EV brand, capitalizing on the legendary Italian design company Pininfarina, and supported by his key investor, the Mahindra Group (India). Mr. Perschke is among the top 20 global EV leaders and recently joined NAD -- an investment firm focusing on investments in EV, autonomous and connected technologies.
Mr. Perschke will support China Dynamics' European and Latin America market expansion and make contributions to the Group's investment and funding activities by leveraging his personal network.
Included among the European Automotive Rising Stars, Ms. Monika Mikac started her career as COO of Rimac Automobili; helping the company grow from a handful of employees to around 350 people. In being one of its first five staff members meant that she had to engage in a diverse scope of activities, spanning public relations and marketing to finance and administration. She also actively participated in fundraising efforts and helped Rimac Automobili to close their first round of funding in 2014 for €10 million, which was followed by €30 million in 2017.
With her extensive experience in marketing and business development, Ms. Mikac will be entrusted with helping support China Dynamics on its path towards becoming an internationally renowned electric bus manufacturer.
Mr. Matthew Green has been active as a principal and advisor in several transactions across diversified alternative asset classes, including renewable energy, real estate, technology and infrastructure, and covering key western European markets and large-scale emerging markets. With a focus on capital raising, transaction origination and debt financing, he has concluded transactions or advised on financing activities with leading global organizations, including Blackstone, Cerberus, BAML, GI Partners, and Bank of China Asset Management.
Mr. Green will assist in the Company's growth in the capital market by fostering new relations with leading global investors and forging industry alliances.
Mr. Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO of China Dynamics, said, "We are delighted and will look forward to working with the new team of professional advisors. As China Dynamics is growing into a leading global EV bus player and last mile transportation leader, it is critical that we build a diverse and globally experienced team to help the Company fulfill its mission of becoming one of the foremost international players in the market. The advisors are expected to draw on their wealth of knowledge and experience in the international marketplace to help China Dynamics identify opportunities around the world, accelerate its growth and strengthen its global presence."
About China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (Stock Code: 476)
China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited is a pioneer and a prominent player in China's new energy commercial vehicles market, as well as a whole-vehicle manufacturer of specialty passenger vehicles and new energy passenger vehicles. It is an integrated driving and logistics solutions provider with a solid technological foundation in diverse areas including new energy platform power system and its key components. The Group has two production bases in Chongqing and it has developed its sales network in Mainland China, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
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