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Mercedes-Benz is in the Top Spot of the US Market

Days away until the end of 2017, Mercedes-Benz is leading the premium car segment of the U.S. market, beating its rivals BMW, Audi and Lexus. According to Bloomberg, Mercedes is looking to close the year as the number one luxury car brand in the country. On its way to the month of December, the three-pointed star marque was already ahead of its rival BMW by 30,000 vehicles. That’s about a month’s worth of deliveries. It should be noted though that automakers are yet to produce their official report for the month of December on January 3. The chart below illustrates the sales of the top premium brands in the U.S…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Surpasses the 2 Million Mark in November Sales

Mercedes-Benz continued its winning streak in the month of November by achieving its 57th record month. The German luxury brand also sold more than two million vehicles from January to the month that just ended. According to Daimler, Mercedes sold 195,698 vehicles in November. The numbers show a 7.5% growth based on a year-over-year comparison. Then for the first eleven months of 2017, the three-pointed star marque sold a total of  2,095,810 units. The figures translate to a 10.7% growth compared to the same period of 2016. Last month, Mercedes was the leader in the premium car segment in key markets including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Taiwan, USA, Canada, and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Posts 55th Record Month in September

Mercedes-Benz sales continued to climb higher as the company ended the ninth month of 2017. The third quarter data also showed a very strong performance in the market for the premium car brand. According to Daimler, Mercedes sold 220,894 luxury vehicles in September. The numbers were up by 4.5 percent compared to the same month of last year. With that, the company just posted its 55th consecutive record month. Since the beginning of the year, the premium brand delivered a total of 1,717,300 autos to customers. Compared to the same period of 2016, the figures translate to an 11.7 spike. Dissecting the data will also reveal that Mercedes just had… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Ireland: Fake Registrations Threaten the Car Industry

Mercedes-Benz Ireland identified a new threat to the car industry within its territory. The company said fake registrations are causing a shift in the balance of the market. According to Ciaran Allen, sales manager of Motors Distributors Limited (MDL), which is the privately-owned importer for Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Ireland, the Irish car market could be on its way to a major financial implosion. In his interview featured in The Irish Times, he identified the increasing levels of pre-registering and hire-drive sales as factors that could potentially inflate the market. He claimed that it would hurt the country’s car industry more than the fluctuations of the Sterling exchange rate and the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Invests $1 Billion For Electric Vehicles in the US

Mercedes-Benz continues to push its momentum in tapping into the electric vehicle market in the US. In line with the goal to produce electric variants of all its models going to 2022, the company revealed that it is investing $1 billion in the region. Mercedes made the announcement during the 20th anniversary of its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. The move is expected to create more than 600 new jobs in the area. That will add to the 3,700 workforce of the brand in the facility. Currently, the plant based in Alabama is focusing on the luxury brand’s SUV production for its global market. It started with the assembly of the M-Class in… Continue Reading »

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“Meet the Experts” Discusses What the Future Holds for Mercedes

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show gives us a glimpse of what the near future holds for the Mercedes-Benz group. With the introduction of the concept vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz EQ A, Mercedes-AMG Project One, and the smart vision EQ fortwo, the three-pointed star marque looks to shine brighter in the coming years. During the “Meet the Experts” segment of the event, four key personalities linked with Mercedes presented what their respective divisions will have in store for customers soon. Dr. Annette Winkler The head of smart cars said they are en route to electrifying their brand in line with the “Daimler Mobility Vision 2030+”. The introduction of the smart… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Remain at Record-Breaking Levels for August

The August 2017 Mercedes-Benz sales may not have a double-digit growth like in July, but the three-pointed star brand managed to surpass August 2016’s record by 9 percent. The luxury car maker sold 170,341 vehicles worldwide in the month that just ended. According to Daimler, Mercedes sales for the past four and a half years have been record-breaking. The streak remained unbroken up to last month. Including the smart brand, Mercedes-Benz Cars sold 178,052 units globally in August. The smart sales also got up a bit by 1 percent to 7,711 units on a year-on-year comparison. The premium division of Mercedes already delivered a total of 1,496,406 units to customers… Continue Reading »

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