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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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Sales in the US are up, up, up

The parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, is proud to announce that it’s breadwinner is doing extremely well on US soil. Just this July, sales of both Mercedes-Benz and Smart vehicles have risen around 5.5 percent as compared to last year. Figuratively speaking, Mercedes-Benz USA provided data such as their total sales since the beginning of this year rising up to 23.4 percent. For July alone, there was an increase of up to 11.2% since last year. Around 17,367 passenger cars, light trucks and 681 Sprinter vans have already been sold since January 2010. One of the strongest performers for Mercedes-Benz in the US is the 9th generation E-Class. After… Continue Reading »

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R-Class crossover sells nine times as many this year

With all the fuss on sales increase across the board for all Mercedes-Benz product ranges, one model line outshines the rest in sheer figures—the R-Class crossover. Why? Well, simply because it went up to 314 units sold up till July of 2010 as compared to a mere 36 in the same period last year. We’re talking about a nine-fold increase here, folks, and not merely percentages. The R-Class crossover is currently being produced in Mercedes-Benz’s Vance plant. Now, if you sum up all the sales last month of all 3 models being made in Vance, you’ll get a figure that’s way beyond the average sales of all Mercedes-Benz plants around… Continue Reading »

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