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GLA production concerns

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So we know the GLA will be based on the CLA platform and share most if not all internals with the baby Benz. With that in mind its safe to assume the GLA will be built alongside the CLA at the joint Mercedes-Nissan facility in Mexico.

The reason i bring this up is because Ford ran into some major quality control issues at its Mexican facility when spooling up for the launch of the Lincoln MKZ. Considering this facility is still unproven and the GLA and CLA are very important to Mercedes penetrating new markets and replenishing its aging client base, should we be worried about any delays or quality control issues coming from the Mexican production plant?

Can anyone chip in any insight here? Not really interested in picking up this truck if she will fall apart on me like a pinata...
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Mexico has more graduating engineers than Canada, Brazil and Germany. Their other factories, like Ford's Hermosillo factory (which recently received a $1.3 billion investment), are esteemed and praised facilities. The Hermosillo factory just recently won the J.D. Power and Associates Silver Plant Quality Award and it has been called the "Best Automotive Plant in the World" in the past. Mexico has several state of the art assembly facilities, old and new, that are easily on par with the rest.
If there is something wrong with the factory, it is not because it is in Mexico. It is because there is something wrong at the factory. Having other good factories in Mexico doesn't mean this one is good. And having a bad factory in Mexico doesn't mean all of Mexico is bad.
Try telling that to Top Gear host Richard Hammond...
Top Gear: BBC faces lawsuit after Richard Hammond calls Mexico 'lazy and feckless' | Mail Online
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