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Mercedes-Benz Dealerships Among Best, Says Study

According to the 2013 Prospect Satisfaction Index study conducted by the Pied Piper consulting firm, Mercedes-Benz dealerships are the best performers as far as car shopper treatment goes. The German automaker scored a 113, which tops all the other scores. The industry average on the survey has been reset to 100 for this year, and the lowest scores were 89 and 88. The survey involved 5,203 mystery shoppers hired by the firm. These shoppers visited various automotive dealerships in the United States within a period spanning July 2012 and June of this year. This PSI survey, says Pied Piper, has a strong correlation to sales success. The firm added that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Leases 1.1-Million Square-Foot Former Boeing Facility

Mercedes-Benz USA has just leased a 1.1-million square-foot Long Beach facility that used to be a place where Boeing 717 planes were manufactured. Terms of the lease were left undisclosed, as are the plans of MBUSA for the site. The only comments made on the facility was that it would get some measure of an overhaul and that the development would be more on the long-term. The company is expected to move in sometime during Q1 2014. Long Beach mayor Bob Foster expressed delight in the luxury automaker choosing the California city, and also said that the new facility will “complement the Douglas Park development underway across the street.” The… Continue Reading »

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US Sales For May Of Mercedes-Benz Increase By 8.3 Percent

Demand in the US market for the month of May increased by 8.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago. This was revealed recently by Mercedes-Benz USA as demand reached 27,359, a new monthly sales record for the company. Year to date sales increased by 9.8 percent, as sales of Mercedes-Benz vehicles reached 128,730. This include 7,517 Sprinter Van units, which is a 5.3 percent increase compared to the initial five months of the previous year. On the other hand, sales of the smart cars of the luxury car manufacturer only reached 3,678 units. According to Mercedes-Benz USA CEO and President Steve Cannon, the first five months for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Pads Lead Over BMW in US Luxury Segment

With record sales in the month of April, Mercedes-Benz USA was able to pad its lead over rival German luxury automaker BMW. The latter was able to get a higher increase in terms of volume, with a 10 percent increase corresponding to 23,225 units sold for the month. Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, sold 23,635 units, a 5.8 percent increase. Year over year figures through April indicated an 11-percent increase for 2013, as the Mercedes-Benz has managed to sell 92,822 units so far, according to parent company Daimler. BMW, meanwhile, has sold 88,127 units through the fourth month of the year. Daimler’s gains are thanks in part to the resurgence… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Names Webster New smart GM on Top of Other Moves

Mercedes-Benz USA has just named previous pre-owned and fleet ops general manager Mark Webster as the new overall smart GM, replacing Tracey Matura, who then moves on to Chicago to become the GM for the central region. The shuffling becomes official on May 1. “Leveraging talent is a great way to drive a company’s corporate culture,” said MBUSA president and CEO Steve Cannon. He added that he expects “fresh perspectives” and skill sets to help the company sustain the  momentum it’s enjoying right now. There’s a domino effect, of course. Apart from the moves involving Webster and Matura, Kurt Cornell moves into the position vacated by Webster. In addition, previous… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Gets Record Sales Figures for Q1

Backed by solid March numbers and riding continued success to start 2013, Mercedes-Benz USA reported that its Q1 sales figures are the highest in its history. The German automaker sold a total of 69,187 vehicles (cars plus trucks) during the first quarter of the year, which is up 12.5% over the same period in 2012. “We’re coming out of our highest first quarter on record—and that’s before launching a single new product,” said Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon. The company sold a total of 24,646 vehicles in March, which represents a 6.5% increase over the same month last year. Quarterly figures that also count Sprinter trucks and smart units are… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Gets Record Sales in February

Mercedes-Benz USA managed to sell a total of 24,051 vehicles in February 2013, which translates to a considerable 22.2% increase over February 2012 numbers. That figure is good enough to be the best sales volume for the month for MB USA. The year-to-date figures are 48,110 units sold so far in 2013, which represents a 16.2 increase over the same period last year (41,398 units). According to MB USA CEO Steve Cannon, the company counts on continuing the momentum started in January this year in order to reach record Q1 figures. “The auto industry’s on the up and we’re ideally positioned to take advantage of the strengthening market,” Cannon said. C-Class,… Continue Reading »

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