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Daimler, Parent Company of Mercedes, Warns About Profit Drops in 2019

Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, posted a warning about a likely slump in its profits for 2019. The company blamed the numerous recalls, legal issues and low consumer demand for new cars as the reason for the drop. According to CNN, Daimler projects €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) profit for the second quarter. The figures are a significant dive from the same period last year, which saw the company’s earnings at €2.6 billion ($2.9 billion). With that, the automaker is estimated to rake up less than the €11.1 billion ($12.5 billion) profit it recorded in 2018. Among the mentioned factors for the low returns were the Takata airbag recall,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Keeps Lead in Luxury Car Segment of the Market

Mercedes-Benz wrapped the middle of 2019 with 1,134,729 luxury vehicles delivered to customers all around the world. The brand’s sales may have slipped down by 4.6% compared to the figures in the first half of 2018 but it remains as the leader in the luxury car segment of the market. Daimler attributed the slide in sales to Mercedes’ ongoing model changes in its sport utility range. SUVs are considered as the brand’s segment with the largest volume in the market. Meanwhile, Mercedes sold a total of 196,230 premium vehicles in June. Again, the numbers decreased by 3.7% compared to the same month of last year. Except for China, which saw… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Remains as the Best-Selling Luxury Car Brand in the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz emerged as the best-selling luxury car brand in the U.S. The competition this time was too close between Mercedes and BMW with the former beating the latter by only over 4,000 units. Based on the sales figures of the automakers, Mercedes capped 2018 with 315,959 units sold in the U.S. Meanwhile, BMW was not far behind at 311,014 units. Lexus took the third place with 298,310 units sold while Audi lagged from its German rivals at the fourth position in the market with 223,323 units. Mercedes-Benz USA credits their top-selling models, the GLC, C-Class, and E-Class, for their success in 2018. On the other… Continue Reading »

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What Happened To The Family Sedan?

One of the most remarkable trends to hit the automotive world over the past decade has been the steady drop in sales for the vehicle that once dominated the road: the family sedan. Mercedes-Benz has also noted in its sales reports over the years that there has been a continuous decline in the preference of customers for the family sedan in favor of SUVs. Where sedans were once the default vehicle for families and single commuters alike, their share of the market continues to sink further with each year that passes. This trend was brought sharply into focus earlier this year, when Ford announced that it would be discontinuing all… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Go Down by 8.2% in September

The record-breaking Mercedes-Benz sales figures are over. In September 2018, the overall sales of the three-pointed star marque slumped by 8.2% compared to the same month of 2017. The January to September sales of the brand also saw a fall of 0.1% in comparison to the same period of last year. Mercedes still sold a total of 202,819 units last month though. Meanwhile, the January to September numbers was at 1,715,087 units. The smart brand of Daimler sold 10,850 in September but had a double-digit drop of 15% on a year-on-year comparison. Altogether, the cars sold by Daimler in the previous month was 213,669, which was down by 8.6 percent… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Breaks Bank in May

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,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sets Second-Quarter Record, Sells 192,000 Cars

Mercedes-Benz posted a record-breaking number of luxury vehicles sold in the second quarter of this year. According to a press release, the German automaker delivered 192,558 units of cars to customers around the world. So far, it is the largest number in Mercedes’ history. The company posted a strong selling quarter in the beginning of the year and followed this up with a 6.6% car sales in April. Unit sales in the first four months of the year increased to a new high of 786,862 vehicles, marking the first time the company posted a continuous growth for 62 months in a row. Mercedes-Benz is the premium brand with most registrations… Continue Reading »

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