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Maggio
2018
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13:44
Europe/Amsterdam

Mercedes-Benz starts second quarter with a new record and more than 192,000 cars sold

  • April sales by Mercedes-Benz reached a new high of more than 192,000 units (+6.6%).
  • Record unit sales in April of more than 68,000 SUVs delivered (+14.0%)
  • New record in Asia-Pacific: more than 80,000 cars sold and growth of 17.2%
  • Demand for electric smart models in Europe higher than ever before

In the first three months of this year, Mercedes-Benz posted its strongest-selling quarter of all time and defended its top position in the premium segment. The company with the three-pointed star smoothly continued with this successful start to the year in April: 192,558 cars were delivered to customers around the world (+6.6%), more than ever before at the beginning of a second quarter. Unit sales in the first four months of the year increased to the new high of 786,862 vehicles sold with the three-pointed star (+6.2%). For 62 months in a row, Mercedes-Benz has now posted continuous growth. In several markets, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new registrations in April, including Germany, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Australia, USA, Mexico and Brazil.

“After our most successful quarter, we are keeping up the pace. More than 192,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles sold in April means not only a growth of 6.6%, but also a new sales record,” stated Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “At the trade fair in Beijing in April, we presented the long-wheelbase version of the A-Class Sedan, the sixth model in our family of compact cars. Since last weekend, the new A-Class Compact Sedan has been in the showrooms in Europe. These models are continuing the success story of the compact cars, of which six million have already been delivered to customers.”