The third largest luxury automaker in the world has recently reported it has achieved the best delivery month and also the best quarter in the company’s history.
Mercedes-Benz unit sales jumped almost 16 percent last month and totaled 188,444 automobiles for a monthly record. The third quarter was also the best in the carmaker’s history with sales of 477,999 vehicles and a surge of 16.1 percent from the same period last year. “More than 50,000 SUVs sold in September and growth of over 36% are evidence of the popularity of our products in this segment. The GLC and the GLE both started with record unit sales after their market launch in September,” commented Ola Kallenius, the board member at Daimler responsible for marketing and sales at Mercedes-Benz Cars, the unit that also includes the smart brand. The record increase comes following two other respectable records – with deliveries rising 6.2 percent in the United States and by an astonishing 53.2 percent in China, the two largest markets for the company.
Mercedes-Benz is finishing the third quarter of the year with these sales records and as the premium market leader in the United States (the No.1 luxury market in the world), at home in Germany as well as Japan, Italy, Portugal, Canada, Australia and Taiwan. The nine-month figure now stands at a gain of 15.2 percent from the same period of 2014 and with a total of 1,376,424 units sold around the world. Europe gained 11.1 percent during the first nine months for another record for the period, with a total of 593,716 autos. The NAFTA region also held new records for all three countries, headed by the US, with the region soaring by 8.6 percent since the start of the year. In China, the Mercedes-Benz brand is going against the tide of negative performances, with the astonishing 53.2 percent jump in September and a 30.9 percent growth spree since during the first nine months.