Mercedes-Benz USA breaks record sales reporting 20,122 Mercedes-Benz and Smart units sold for the month of August, beating last year’s figures by 7.4%. This translates to a 15-percent increase for the month, with a 22.2% year-to-date growth. Included in this figure is 18,826 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 848 Springer vans sold, showing the continued success of both passenger car and light truck categories.
No doubt, the C-Class is the strongest contender for this month, having sold 6,100 units for a whopping 43.4% sales growth. Next in line is the 9th generation E-Class with 5,882 units sold in August and garnering a 25.9% increase. This puts the year-to-date total of the E-Class to 39,112 units, growing an astounding 70.6%. Finally, the versatile M-Class SUV takes the third spot with 2,473 units sold in August.
Not to be left out is the magnanimously spacious R-Class crossover which is up by an unbelievable 389.7% while closely following the growth ladder is the G-Glass SUV with a 62.2% sales increase. Of course, the SLS AMG supercar further raked in the big dollars with 56 units sold in August. This puts the SLS AMG’s year-to-date sales at 321.
Year-to-date figure for Mercedes-Benz USA now stands at 144,689 vehicles, figuring to a 22.2% increase compared to 2009.