In an increasingly difficult market environment in Western Europe, Japan and the U.S., worldwide deliveries of passenger vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Cars rose by two percent during the first ten months of the year, to 1,073,700 units (January-October 2007: 1,056,900). A total of 93,800 Mercedes-Benz, AMG, smart und Maybach brand vehicles were sold in October (October 2007: 114,600, minus 18 percent). The Mercedes-Benz brand sold 960,300 passenger vehicles worldwide since the beginning of the year (January-October 2007: 976,600, minus two percent). In October, 82,500 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars were delivered to customers (October 2007: 103,900, minus 21 percent).
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Daimler AG today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 17,232 units in the U.S. for October 2008. Mercedes-Benz USA reported October sales of 14,996 vehicles, bringing the company’s year-to-date volume to 192,294, a 5.3 percent decrease over the year-to-date record set last year. Sales for the smart fortwo remain strong with deliveries totaling 2,236 for the month of October. This brings the year-to-date total to an incredible 20,392 units in less than ten months of being offered in the U.S. market. smart USA delivered its 20,000th smart fortwo in Dallas, Texas on October 30, 2008. Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. Sales Summary Through… Continue Reading »
In a continuing very difficult market environment in Western Europe, Japan and the U.S., the Mercedes-Benz Cars division still performed well. In total, the division has increased sales by four percent since the beginning of the year. A total of 979,800 Mercedes-Benz, AMG, smart, and Maybach brand vehicles were sold over the first nine months of the year (Jan.-Sept. 2007: 942,300). Deliveries in September totaled 122,200 passenger vehicles (September 2007: 124,600, minus two percent). Detailed numbers after the break.
Mercedes-Benz USA reported September sales of 18,779 vehicles, bringing the company’s year-to-date volume to 177,298, a 1.6 percent decrease over its year-to-date record set last year. After its first full year on the market, the new generation C-Class model line set a record for September sales with 6,772 units, an 11.9 percent jump over the 6,052 C-Class units sold last September. C-Class sport and luxury models also set a record year-to-date with a sales increase of 35.8 percent (57,365 vs. 42,236 units). True to form, the C-Class continued to be the sales volume leader for the diverse Mercedes-Benz product portfolio. On the SUV side, the volume leader was the M-Class… Continue Reading »
Daimler AG today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined this time) of 22,121 units in the U.S. for June 2008, which is a 12.9% increase over the same period last year. Yesterday’s post was referring only to the Mercedes-Benz company and didn’t include the smart brand, which is why today’s sales numbers look much better. We apologize if that caused any confusion.
Daimler AG said today, that U.S. sales of Mercedes-Benz totaled 19,576 units in June, down 0.1% from the same month last year. They also said that they sold 2,545 smart cars in past month, which seems pretty low, but you’ll have to take into account the waiting list of anywhere between 9 months and 1 year. Talk about demand. Year-to-date, U.S. sales of Mercedes-Benz are up 0.9% at 119,279.
The smart fortwo continues to do extremely well after slightly more than a year on the market: the two-seater set a new record in May 2008 with sales of 13,000 units (May 2007: 12,200), an increase of 6%. Year-to-date sales of the small flitzer were up 73% compared to the same time last year. Sales in the US increased 13.8% for the month of May and 11.3% for YTD.