August 2012 was good to Mercedes-Benz, with all-time high sales figures for the month. We’ve already reported the figures from MB USA, and now here comes the global tally. The 91,316 units delivered this past month indicated a 4.5-percent increase over the same period lasy year, while year-to-date figures were up 5.4 percent after total sales so far in 2012 added up to 841,567 units.
Aside from the US sales, Mercedes-Benz was also strong in China and Hong Kong. In those two countries, the manufacturer got a record 14,205 units for the month. Sales in Japan and in Russia have also grown by more than 20 percent, while of course the company was strong in Germany with 168,192 vehicles delivered.
“Demand for our products developed very positively in August,” said Mercedes-Benz Cars Executive VP for Sales and Marketing. “Although we are currently going through a phase of several model changes, in the past month we sold more vehicles than ever before in this period.”
He added that the new A-Class’s launch in the middle of September should help sustain the automaker’s momentum. “The more than 50,000 orders we have received since mid-June show what an outstanding customer response the model is already enjoying.”