Daimler, the parent of luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has announced the brand’s figures for last month, with the company’s sales growing 8% buoyed by consumer appetite for the compact lineup.
Mercedes-Benz, the third largest automaker in the premium segment in the world sold 142,136 cars in June, reaching a six-month total for 2014 of 783,520 units – a rise of 13% over the corresponding period of last year, and the best January-June achieved so far.
“The first half of the year was extremely successful for us”, said Ola Källenius, the marketing and sales chief of Mercedes. “With the unit sales of our vehicles, we are on track to make 2014 into yet another record year.”
The rising demand for the four car compact line-up – to be supplemented next year by a fifth model, the CLA shooting brake – has meant the cars went up 14% in the six month figures, reaching a total of 215,205 autos.
The brand’s biggest single market, the United States had a good rise, of 7%, reaching 151,624 cars for the January-June period. The second largest, China, is following though closely, and if the delivery jumps are sustainable, the market could overthrow the US in the near future – sales surged 37.5 % to 135,972 vehicles. The traditional European home region also posted a rise, as the demand throughout the EU slowly picks up – the growth was of 7% to 352,198 cars.
Via Automotive News Europe