It's Official: Mercedes Designing a B-Class for the USS

Call it brand debasement or call it a practical approach to a changing marketplace. Whatever you call it, we're talking about a confirmation Mercedes-Benz is designing its next B-Class for sale in the US. Back in 2005, an unfavorable currency exchange led the company to shelve plans to bring the diminutive, high-roof B-Class stateside. Now an executive says it's go time. Still, it's unclear whether a luxurious small car between the Chevrolet Aveo and Toyota Corolla in size would catch on in the land of Lohan. C'mon, the help needs Mercs too. [Bloomberg]