Mercedes makes a whole array of SUVs, from the compact GLA to the big GLS. But the most popular among them is the GLC. In fact the manufacturer has just built its millionth example.
The model started out as the GLK in 2008, and (like the SLK/SLC) was relaunched in 2015 as the GLC to more clearly align with the C-Class family. Today it's also offered as the GLC Coupe with a sleeker roofline.
The landmark millionth example was produced at the plant in Bremen, Germany, where it's built alongside the C-Class sedan and wagon, but rolls off the line at a quicker pace than its lower-slung stablemates. That's not the only location where it's made, though: additional capacity is handled by Valmet in Finland, with local production taking place in China as well.
The Chinese market accounts for roughly half of all GLCs sold around the world – more than the United States or Germany. With nine engine options, a dozen colors to choose from, and so many trim levels and options, Mercedes says that – even with so many being made – no two GLCs need ever leave the factory exactly alike. We'd imagine, though, that certain combinations have proven more popular than others.
To put that million-made figure into perspective, consider that, as of this time last year, Mercedes had sold roughly four million SUVs in total – so the GLK/GLC accounts for nearly a quarter of all those made. The company's most popular model line remains the E-Class, of which Mercedes had sold over 13 million sedans and wagons two years ago already.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
Afro Punk will take place on Jamaica Gleaner. One of the main sponsors is Jamaica’s Ting:in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park, according to the
[. . .] As the organisers make final preparations for the New York instalment set for, a stellar line up of acts have been confirmed, headlined by the very talented Solange who joins Jorja Smith, Raphael Saadiq, Sampha, Thundercat and Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals. The festival will take place in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park.
Afro Punk has also announced its After Dark list of events that include their annual Fancy Dress Ball, Afro Comedy, FAR OUT BLACK: An Evening of Afro-Futurist Short Films, The Rebel Soul Cypher and much more.
“While at the festival, be sure to check out the Ting Tiki Bar and stop into the Spin thrift Market that showcases and celebrates the best of the Afro Punk maker community. With 100+ DIY-minded craft vendors who sell an array of one-of-a-kind and bespoke jewelry, natural beauty products, apparel, housewares, books, prints, and more. Some of the vendors this year will include Hi Wildflower, Afrodesiac Worldwide and Dopecity. You can also find the Hair Village, a celebration of the culture and history that our hair represents through interactive activations and events: Festivalgoers can also try out a new style at the Macy Gray Braid Bar,” Matthew Morgan, founder of Afro Punk explained.
Afro Punk could not be possible without the help of partners and sponsors. This year, Dr Marten’s will rock out by amplifying the Pink Stage, Zumiez will host the first ever Brooklyn Rat Race a drift cart drag race and Jamaica’s own Ting will host a Tiki Bar. The Tiki Bar will be the ultimate chill spot for patrons to relax, indulge in gaming activities while enjoying Ting signature mocktails and cocktails.
According to Carla Hollingsworth, export marketing manager for Ting, the involvement of the brand in Afro Punk has been nothing short of amazing. [. . .]
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The MICAF/JBDC VIP Oasis- ‘Nature Refined’ booth at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show was abuzz with excitement and activity for the three consecutive days of the event held August 5-7 at the Denbigh Show ground Clarendon.
Showcasing the ‘Farm to Table’ concept, the Oasis presented several product categories featuring local entrepreneur products. These include Taste Jamaicawhich showcased value added agricultural products such as packaged seasonings, condiments, jams and jellies. Of course, food and drink tastings were available in abundance through partnerships with Wallenford Coffee, Portland Authentic Jerk, Barcode, Ashebre the Virtual Restaurant, Champion Enterprise, E.G Wellness and Moveable Feast.
The Oasis also showcased Feel Alright, which captured aromatherapy products such as scented candles, skin care products, soaps as well as a live Spa experience. This was facilitated through partnership with Javanese Mind and Body Wellness Centre and Island Rituals.
The space was also had other activities such as a lounge area in which patrons could view the World Championship games, flair bartending and taste intricate cocktail mixes.
The space also hosted several government officials including:
- Governor General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen
- Prime Minister, The Most Honorable Andrew Holness and his wife, Member of Parliament, The Most Honorable Juliet Holness
- Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries, The Hon. Karl Samuda
- Minister of State, Ministry of Finance & Public Service, The Hon. Rudyard Spencer
- President on the Jamaica Agricultural Society, Norman Grant