Mercedes-Benz Cars records 11.8% increase in October
The German group Mercedes-Benz has recorded a 11.8% sales increase over the same period last year with 114,600 vehicles delivered. On the year-to-date sales, Mercedes-Benz Cars has delivered 1,056,900 vehicles which is a 1.9% increase compared to 2006.
Smart division recorded the strongest growth with an impressive 28.7% increase. While Smart sold three models last year, only the ForTwo model is available nowadays. Sales of the ForTwo have increased by 92% to 10,700 units.
Mercedes-Benz sales jumped by 10.3% in October thanks to a successful C-Class. More than 130,000 new C-Class have been delivered in the world since its launch in March. Surprisingly, the S-Class is also a hit. The German flagship, with an entry price at £54,117, recorded a strong month. In the year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz delivered 91,300 S-Class. This is higher than the combined sales of all models of directly competing German carmakers.
Germany remains the biggest market with 31,400 delivered vehicles despite a slight increase of 1.9%. The growth comes from the Asia-Pacific region with a 27% increase. There the German carmaker delivered a total of 11,400 vehicles. Western Europe comes second with a 14% increase to 37,800 vehicles. Mercedes-Benz delivered 22,800 vehicles on the US market which is a 11% increase over the same period last year.