Mercedes-Benz posts best third quarter in the company’s history
With sales of 220,894 vehicles in September (+4.5%), Mercedes-Benz posted its 55th record month in succession and double-digit growth in unit sales since the beginning of the year (+11.7%).
The past three months were the best third quarter in the company’s history (+7.9%).
Unit sales in Europe passed the 100,000 mark in September.
More than 78,000 SUVs were sold, more than ever before in one month.
With sales of 220,894 vehicles in September (+4.5%),Mercedes-Benz posted its 55th record month in succession. 1,717,300 cars have been delivered to customers since the beginning of the year, 11.7% more than in the same period of last year. The past three months were the best third quarter in the company’s history (573,026 units, +7.9%). In September, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new registrations in several markets including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
“Our customers’ enthusiasm for the SUVs from Mercedes-Benz is a great confirmation of our work. In September, we peaked again and delivered more than 78,000 SUVs to customers. This means we surpassed our previous best mark by more than 7,500 units,” stated Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales.
Mercedes-Benz unit sales by region and market
In Europe, more than 100,000 customers took delivery of their new vehicle with the three-pointed star in September (+2.3%). This was a best-ever figure not only for the month of September, but also for the first nine months of the year. With 722,972 units sold since the beginning of the year, the prior-year volume was surpassed by 8.0%. 230,980 cars were sold in Germany, which is 5.7% more than in the period of January to September in 2016. In the past month, new unit-sales records were set in France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Austria and Portugal.