Mercedes-Benz Hits New Sales Record in July image

From January to July Mercedes-Benz managed to keep record sales selling 750, 251 units, up 5.5%, only in July delivering 97,327 vehicles.

Mercedes’ Smart and Maybach brands’ sales were up 5.1% to 813,966 vehicles from January to July, last month the total reaching 105,449 units. Sales in the NAFTA region hit a new record since the beginning of the year, up 10.1% in Canada, 26% in Mexico, 13.8% in the US, 24.5% in Russia, 8.7% in South Korea, 16.8% in Japan and 6.7% in China.

“Despite many upcoming model changes and difficult market conditions in Southern Europe, for the year to date we continue on a path of growth and are well on track to setting a new sales record in 2012 that will get a special boost by our new A-Class, which goes on sale in September,” said Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars.

In the first half of the year the new B-Class hit record sales in Germany with 12,142 units sold, up 108.8%, the C-Class sales were up 11.9%, the S-Class sales increased 4.6%, the M-Class increased 57.7% and the GLK 18.5.

Overview of Sales by Mercedes-Benz Cars

  July 2012 Change in % January- July 2012 Change in %
Mercedes-Benz 97,327 -3.1 750,251 +5.5
smart 8,122 -4.4 63,715 +0.7
Mercedes-Benz Cars 105,449 -3.2 813,966 +5.1
         
Mercedes-Benz sales by market        
Western Europe: 41,530 -10.2 325,617 +0.8
- thereof Germany 20,487 -11.3 149,016 +2.0
NAFTA 22,079 +2.4 170,065 +13.6
- thereof U.S. 19,311 +1.6 147,905 +13.8
Asia/Pacific 24,546 +2.8 191,286 +7.8
- thereof Japan 2,586 +16.8 21,685 +26.1
- thereof China 14,128 -0.8 113,519 +6.7