Mercedes-Benz Q1 sales in Malaysia up 0.5% image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently posted its sales figures for the first quarter of 2012 in Malaysia, announcing a 0.5 percent increase.

According to the car manufacturer, the first quarter sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger and commercial vehicles have reached a total of 1,724 units, until the 31st of March 2012, compared to the same period of last year. In its official statement, Mercedes-Benz said that the C-Class was the best sold vehicle in its lineup in Malaysia in Q1, with 600 units finding new owners, which is translated into a 19 percent growth.

“The Mercedes-Benz C-Class led the field, posting a 19 percent growth, further cementing its status as the preferred premium passenger car in its segment, with 600 units sold”, as the automaker said in its statement. “Sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars are a reflection of the brand’s strength and excellent residual value of vehicles which we try to constantly protect in all our sales and marketing-related activities”, added the company’s president in Malaysia, Roland S. Folger.

The Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s total passenger and commercial vehicle sales increased by 0.5 percent and car sales grew by 6 percent to 1,302 units delivered, compared to “just” 1,226 units in the same period of 2011.