Daimler AG’s luxury brand Mercedes-Benz announced it sold more cars in November than ever before for that month, with deliveries totaling 113,859 vehicles, up 8.3 percent over the same period last year.
The substantial increase was due to widespread demand in many parts of the world including record deliveries to wealthy Chinese customers. “With record sales in November, we have sold more cars than in the same months of last year for over two years in a row. Already now it is certain that we will reach our target of selling more cars over the entire year than ever before,” said Mercedes sales chief Joachim Schmidt in a statement.
Mercedes’ sales rose by 8.3 percent to 113,859 vehicles in November, bringing the added total for the first eleven months of 2011 to nearly 1.14 million, a gain of 7.3 percent over the same period last year. The Smart brand also recorded an increase of 18.2 percent in November, with 8,466 cars sold. Mercedes-Benz and Smart combined sales from January through November were 1,230,863, up 7.1 percent compared to last year.
Mercedes’ best results were recorded in the United States, where sales totaled 26,796 units, accounting for an increase of 47.2 percent. The second most important market was Germany, with 24,326 deliveries (down 12.3 percent). China followed with 18,067 units, an increase of 24.1 percent over November 2010.