Mercedes-Benz posted a strong increase in sales in November, and was the premium brand achieving the highest growth rate worldwide. Sales in the US increased significantly by 19% to 16,800 units (November 2008: 14,100). Mercedes-Benz thus maintained its position as the strongest German premium brand on the U.S. market.
Last month, 88,600 vehicles were delivered to customers world-wide, a 19% (November 2008: 74,400). The Mercedes-Benz Cars division (which includes smart and Maybach) as a whole posted a 16% sales increase in November, to 98,400 units (November 2008: 84,500). The rise in sales last month was a result of double-digit increases for the E-Class and new-generation S-Class, plus strong sales growth in many regions such as Western Europe, North America, Asia/Pacific, and the BRIC nations.