Global sales of Mercedes-Benz cars rose 13% year-on-year in September to 118,600 units, setting a new record for the month. September also marked the best sales month so far this year.
Sales in China were up 98 per cent to 13,500. Sales and marketing executive Joachim Schmidt said the company has now surpassed its original 2010 sales target of 100,000 cars there and has raised it to over 120,000.
“The number of deliveries was above the record figure for September 2007 and therefore higher than at the beginning of the economic crisis,” said Joachim Schmidt, executive vice president for sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “The positive development of the past several months makes us very confident for the fourth quarter in which we will continue to increase our sales. In this context, we want to grow in our two biggest markets: Germany and the U.S. We expect sales to increase particularly rapidly in Asia, especially in China, and the other BRIC countries.”