Mercedes-Benz Breaks Bank in May

Giancarlo Perlas June 6, 2018

The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class is expected to further boost the brand’s SUV sales in June.

Mercedes-Benz continues its streak in breaking its sales record time after time. For the 63rd consecutive month, the premium car maker surpassed its year-on-year deliveries to customers.

According to the media site of Daimler, Mercedes sold 198,187 vehicles around the globe in May. The numbers indicate a 2.3% increase compared to the same month of last year.

Mercedes also broke the figures it posted from January to May of 2017. Overall, the luxury car brand sold 985,063 vehicles from the same period of this year. That’s up by 5.4% versus the previous year.

Mercedes was listed as the premium brand that topped the markets of Germany, France, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, USA, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, Japan and Australia in terms of luxury vehicle registrations.

Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales, said that they sold more SUVs worldwide since January in comparison to the first five months of 2017. She stated that they delivered almost 350,000 SUVs from the start of the year to the month that just ended. With that, she is expecting that the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class will carry on their leverage.

In the NAFTA region, Mercedes sold 32,614 units, showing a 0.9% increase. The sales in the U.S. grew by 0.3% with 26,976 units turned over to buyers.

The Asia-Pacific region boosted its sales again by two digits. Mercedes sold 79,481 vehicles there, which saw an increase of 10.2%. China remained the strength of the area with 56,066 units sold, displaying a growth of 12.1%.

In addition, the smart brand of Daimler delivered a total of 11,609 units to customers. However, the figures went down by 4.9% compared to May of last year.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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