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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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Mercedes-Benz USA Named by Fortune as One of the Best Companies

Recently, the official website of CNN released the names of the companies who made it to Fortune’s Best 100 Companies to Work For in America. Based on the list, Mercedes-Benz USA made it to the 30th rank. The ranking body cited the company’s stability and the benefits it offers to the employees as a deciding factor. Fortune said that the 2011 revenue of Mercedes-Benz USA reached up to $13,800,000. Then, among the benefits that employees get are 175 instructor-led training sessions, more than 250 e-courses, tuition compensation of up to $8,000 annually, plus job shadowing. It was also revealed that the total number of employees working in the company is… Continue Reading »

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Sign Up to Receive Service Discount from Mercedes-Benz USA

Want to get as much as half off on your next vehicle maintenance or service transaction for your Mercedes-Benz? We got a tip that MB USA is giving out discount gift cards that are worth up to 50 percent off your next service. All you need to do is to enter your vehicle details at https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/current and wait to receive the gift card. Apparently, as has been sounded off in the replies to this Slickdeals thread, the actual figure depends upon what type of vehicle one owns. For example, some got GCs worth $125 off on service costing $250 or more. Some got $50 off costs of $100 or more…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA August Sales Improve by 11.3%

Strong August sales have allowed Mercedes-Benz USA to improve its tally compared to last year, with 20,557 passenger vehicles sold last month as opposed to 18,477 sold in August 2011, marking an 11.3 percent improvement. In addition, the monthly totals drive the manufacturer’s year-to-date figures to 168,462, which is up 13.5 percent from last year’s year-to-date number. It was the C-Class that once again bannered the monthly sales for the automaker, with 6,519 units sold last month—when stacked against August 2011, it’s a 37.9 percent improvement. E-Class sales came in second with 4,515 units sold, while the GLK-Class had 2,775 units sold. When the passenger unit sales combined with sales… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Posts Record Monthly Sales in June

Mercedes-Benz USA enjoyed a very bountiful June 2012, as Mercedes-Benz, smart, and Sprinter all garnered all-time monthly sales figures. The total units sold for the three marques amounted to 25,388, which is 12.5 percent higher compared to the same month in 2011 and puts the year-to-date totals at 142,619, which is 20.8 percent higher than the same period last year (118,021). “This marks a historic milestone for Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. market,” said a delighted Mercedes-Benz USA President and CEO Steve Cannon. “Not only did we post all-time record sales across all three business units in June, we achieved our highest half-year sales in our 47-year history.” Bannering the charge… Continue Reading »

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