April 2012

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Mercedes-Benz Canada Posts Record April Sales

It’s not just in the US where Mercedes-Benz was able to post record sales for the month of April—Mercedes-Benz Canada also reported that the 3,249 vehicles it delivered last month accounted for a 13.7% gain on the year-on-year comparative figures and helped it reach a record figure for the month. To be more specific, the record monthly sales for April were in the passenger and luxury light truck segments, with a grand total of 3,029 units delivered. That’s a 19.7% growth over April 2011, and contributes largely to the year-to-date gain of 1,371 units, accounting for 15.8%. There were 1,814 passenger car units sold in April, while the total luxury… Continue Reading »


April Gain Helps Mercedes Leapfrog BMW in US Luxury Vehicle Sales

Helped by its 24-percent gain in April, Mercedes-Benz was able to retake the lead in terms of US luxury vehicle sales year-on-year, leapfrogging German rival BMW. The gain was the largest among the premium car brands. In total, Mercedes-Benz delivered 22,336 units. BMW’s figures actually compared well, with 21,062 units delivered of its own, accounting for a 12-percent gain. In contrast, the numbers of Lexus, the luxury brand of Japanese automaker Toyota and also a brand that used to lead the US luxury sales race before BMW and Mercedes-Benz overtook it in 2011, dropped by 0.1 percent with its 17,551 units sold in April. The April burst erased BMW’s first-quarter… Continue Reading »


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