Mercedes-Benz reported April sales up 11.7% to 116, 566 units.
Since the beginning of the year Mercedes-Benz sold 441,464 units, up 5.6% compared with the same period last year, due to strong sales especially in the NFTA region, the Asian countries and Russia. In Europe the automaker posted double-digit sales and it maintained its position as the premium automaker in Germany with the highest new vehicle registrations, taking a market share of 9.6% in April and 9.4% until April.
„April was a very successful month for the Mercedes-Benz brand. We again posted new records in many growth markets and are thus continuing the positive sales trend“, said Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing.
The introduction of the new CLA and the E-Class models played an important role in this growth and also the new Mercedes compacts and SUVs. In Europe the automaker sold 56,988 vehicles last month, up 11.8%, with Russia up 18.1% and Turkey up 78.5%, the UK up 14.5%, France up 19.8% and Belgium up 11.1%. In its home market, Germany, sales increased 6.3% and the company secured a market share of 9.6%.
„We are particularly pleased that we are growing in the difficult market environment in Europe and have gained market shares in many markets. Our new products are enjoying an excellent response from our customers, and we are already feeling the first sales impetus from the new E-Class and the CLA,“ said Schmidt.