Mercedes-Benz achieves new September record and best-ever third quarter
223,838 vehicles with the three-pointed star were sold worldwide in September - a new record for this month due to a double-digit growth (+10.4%).
Car deliveries from Mercedes-Benz rose worldwide from July to September with 590,514 units to a new record for the third quarter (+12.2%). In China, the Stuttgart-based company with the star even achieved with 181,233 units the best quarter of all time (+12.9%).
Return to sales growth in the year to date: 1,725,243 Mercedes-Benz cars were handed over to customers until September (+0.6%).
“We have posted the best-ever third quarter for Mercedes-Benz – a strong team performance of which we are extremely proud, especially in these challenging times,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales.
Mercedes-Benz achieved a new September record last month with 223,838 vehicles sold worldwide (+10.4%). From July to September, a total of 590,514 cars with the three-pointed star were sold, which is the best third quarter in the company's history (+12.2%). Within just three months, Mercedes-Benz also reversed its sales trend since the beginning of 2019. In the year to September, deliveries increased by 0.6% to a total of 1,725,243 vehicles. The segment of compact cars was one of the key drivers: new sales records with double-digit growth rates were achieved from January to September as well as in the month. The established C-, E- and S-Class Saloons also posted sales increases worldwide in September. Since the beginning of the year, Mercedes-Benz maintained its market leadership in the premium segment in markets including Germany, UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Canada, Republic of South Africa and other markets.
“We have posted the best-ever third quarter for Mercedes-Benz – a strong team performance of which we are extremely proud, especially in these challenging times,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales. “In the year-end spurt, we want to further consolidate our ambition to remain the world’s leading premium automobile brand. Despite the highly competitive environment, we assume that Mercedes-Benz retail unit sales will increase slightly in the full year.”
Mercedes-Benz unit sales by region and market
In the Europe region, 99,092 Mercedes-Benz vehicles were handed over to customers last month (+8.2%). Unit sales since beginning of this year rose for the first time in this region in 2019, with 692,533 units representing an increase of 0.5%. In the core market of Germany, double-digit growth was achieved for the third consecutive month and a total of 28,397 cars with the star were delivered (+24.7%). From January to September, 228,737 vehicles of the Stuttgart-based company with the star were delivered in the domestic market (+5.0%). Despite a challenging market environment, Mercedes-Benz was able to increase slightly its unit sales in the United Kingdom once again in September. Since the beginning of the year, new sales records have been set in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark and Hungary.
Mercedes-Benz sold a total of 88,676 vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region last month (+17.6%). Sales in the first nine months of the year totalled 731,279 units (+2.3%), so new records were achieved in both September and in that period. The Stuttgart-based company with the star also set new sales records in its core market of China in both September and the year to date: 61,664 cars were delivered last month (+12.9%) and 525,890 units were sold since the beginning of the year, an increase of 5.0%. Furthermore, the past three months were the best quarter of all time in China with 181,233 units sold (+12.9%). From January to September, more Mercedes-Benz vehicles than ever before were delivered in South Korea, Vietnam and Singapore.
Sales in the NAFTA region grew for the third month in succession with 31,819 units sold (+1.7%). In the core market of the United States, sales also increased to 27,433 vehicles of Mercedes-Benz (+4.8%). In the year to September, sales thus continued to approach the previous year’s volume (-0.5%). Deliveries in Canada also increased last month.