Latest Mercedes-Benz News

MBUSA growth track remains steady

Daimler AG is on a major roll in the US, now reporting a 3.1 percent growth for the month of October, selling 19,443 Mercedes-Benz and Smart vehicles. The breakdown includes 19,076 vehicles sold by MBUSA, while the rest being contributed by Smart. This total includes passenger cars, light trucks and Sprinter vans, and represents a 4.9% growth for October for MBUSA. Meanwhile, year-to-date growth stands at around 20.1%. Evidently from the figures, Mercedes-Benz’s passengers and light trucks sales are still very much on track. October’s strongest seller was the 9th generation of the E-Class, numbering around 5,568 units and earning a year-to-date total of 50,298 units for a 53.3% growth…. Continue Reading »


Daimler increases EBIT target, again

Ever since the company recovered from what was the automotive industry’s greatest blow, German premium car giant Daimler has been on a roll. And it shows, through the company’s decision to once again increase their EBIT target this year. The first time back in July, they increased their EBIT up to 6 billion euro. Now, Daimler bumped it up to 7 billion euro, or roughly 9.72 billion dollars in the U.S. Company officials are betting on market conditions to keep being favorable as they were back when the year started. Right now, the company has earned 5.3 billion euro so far, netting them a third quarter profit of 1.6 billion… Continue Reading »


Lexus offering rebate to derail Mercedes-Benz

It seems Toyota is back on track, as shown by the Japanese car company’s latest attempts to derail the astounding growth Mercedes-Benz is currently enjoying all over their global market. Actually, Toyota’s luxury line in the US, Lexus, has been going at it since 2010 began. For eight straight months, the race was being fought by the two luxury car companies to be crowned dominion of the U.S. market. However, it was in the month of September when Mercedes-Benz really picked up the pace leaving Lexus behind by as many as 3,000 units sold. The big question now is, can Mercedes-Benz maintain the lead to dethrone Lexus off the top… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz posts record worldwide sales – 13% increase

Mercedes-Benz recorded the best September sales result in its history last month and was worldwide the premium brand with the highest sales volume. For Mercedes-Benz, September was the best sales month so far this year. Sales increased at a double-digit rate for the eleventh time in a row. The brand gained market shares in almost all markets. Mercedes-Benz delivered 118,600 vehicles (September 2009: 104,900) to customers worldwide in September, an increase of 13 percent. Sales since January now total 854,000 units (January-September 2009: 737,600), representing an increase of 16 percent. “Sales developed better than expected in September,” says Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars. “The… Continue Reading »


MBUSA scores 2nd best September sales record

As always, Mercedes-Benz and Smart parent-company Daimler AG brings good news with sales in the U.S. reaching 21,088 for the month of September this year. Compared to last year, this means an 18.5 percent increase, making September its best month so far in terms of units sold, putting the year-to-date figures ahead of last year’s numbers by 22 percent. In fact, September 2010 is the MBUSA’s 2nd best September on record, with 19,862 passenger cars, light trucks and 804 Sprinters sold. Sales of the company’s higher end models are equally experiencing growth, led by the 9th generation E-Class whose sales for September reached 5,608 units, beating last year’s by a… Continue Reading »


Daimler Trucks recovering from 2009 economic turmoil

If you think big time premium vehicle manufacturers such as Daimler and Mercedes-Benz couldn’t possibly be affected by economic downturns, think again. Nothing can be farther from the truth, especially during the later half of 2009 when Daimler Trucks had their greatest fallback. During that period of slow growth, however, the Chinese market kept resiliently alive. Of course, things have changed ever since the new year came. Now, sales figures of Daimler Trucks have so far been a lot better than the previous year, around 30 percent more than in 2009. The division is even expecting as much as EUR1 billion in sales for this year alone. Even in other… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Korea on a roll

It seems Executive Harald Behrend’s entry as president and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz Korea has done the company a lot of good, especially since its now experiencing its most immense growth ever in its history. It not only tripled its sales compared to 5,000 units sold back in 2007, but it is also now Korea’s number one auto importer, a position it has held since September 2009, outshining one of its biggest rival BMW. Behrend believes that his company’s success is anchored on various factors, all of which contributed to the manufacturing and marketing of Mercedes-Benz’s premium vehicles to the Korean market. Last month alone, the company sold 578 E… Continue Reading »


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