Mercedes-Benz for the first time sells more than 200,000 vehicles in one month
Mercedes-Benz delivered 211,286 vehicles to customers in September (+12.1%), more than ever before in one month. This means that for Mercedes-Benz, the third quarter of this year is the quarter with the highest unit sales so far. In the three core regions of Europe, Asia-Pacific and NAFTA, new sales records were set for the month of September, the third quarter and the year to date. Unit sales of the SUVs and the E-Class were particularly strong last month. At smart, the anniversary of two million cars sold since 1998 was celebrated.
Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz has managed the hat-trick: In September, in the third quarter and also in the first nine months of the year, the Stuttgart based company with the three-pointed star achieved three new records and is doing better than ever before. Last month, sales reached the all-time high of 211,286 vehicles (+12.1%), passing the mark of 200,000 units in one month for the first time. In the period of July to September, the bestselling quarter so far was achieved with sales of 531,302 units (+11.2%). Since the beginning of the year, sales by Mercedes-Benz have risen at a double-digit rate to a record number of more than 1.5 million vehicles (1,537,921 units, +11.7%). Last month, Mercedes-Benz was the market leader among the premium manufacturers in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, USA, Canada and Mexico.
"In September, we scored a hat-trick – the best month with more than 200,000 units sold, the best quarter and the best first nine months of a year for Mercedes-Benz," stated Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. "We continued our product offensive in September with the E-Class Estate, the long-wheelbase version of the E-Class Saloon, the C-Class Cabrio and the GLC Coupé."
Mercedes-Benz unit sales by region and market
Sales in Europe increased last month by 15% to 98,877 units – a new sales record in September. Growth in unit sales was particularly strong for the E-Class Saloon and the Mercedes-Benz dream cars. In Germany, the domestic market, 27,640 units were sold, which is 17.1% more automobiles with the three-pointed star than in the same month of last year. Mercedes-Benz continued to achieve sustained and double-digit growth in September in Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.
Mercedes-Benz increased its sales in Asia-Pacific in September by 15.9% and delivered 72,670 vehicles to its customers, more than ever before in a September. Growth in unit sales was particularly strong in Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia, with double-digit rates. In China, strong demand for the vehicles with the three-pointed star in September led to a new high of 46,443 units sold (+20.1%); sales in China from January to September totalled 344,791 units (+29.5%), more than ever before in the first nine months of a year.
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