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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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MBUSA registering tremendous growth

Mercedes-Benz USA breaks record sales reporting 20,122 Mercedes-Benz and Smart units sold for the month of August, beating last year’s figures by 7.4%. This translates to a 15-percent increase for the month, with a 22.2% year-to-date growth. Included in this figure is 18,826 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 848 Springer vans sold, showing the continued success of both passenger car and light truck categories. No doubt, the C-Class is the strongest contender for this month, having sold 6,100 units for a whopping 43.4% sales growth. Next in line is the 9th generation E-Class with 5,882 units sold in August and garnering a 25.9% increase. This puts the year-to-date total… Continue Reading »

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Canada sales are up for both Mercedes-Benz and SMART

Sales are up everywhere for Germany’s premium car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, not only in Europe and the US, but in Canada as well. The company’s base in the country reports a ground-breaking 2,427 total number of units, both Mercedes-Benz and SMART sales, for the month of August. This translates to a hefty 7.4% growth and a 3,054 unit, or 17.3%, increase in sales year-to-date. This year, Mercedes-Benz Canada has sold 20,725 vehicles so far. In August alone, the company sold 2,093 passenger cars and luxury light trucks, beating last year’s August sales by 5.1%. Since the same period last year, the company has grown its total sales volume of passenger car… Continue Reading »

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