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November sales: Mercedes outgrows Audi

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November sales: Mercedes outgrows Audi

Mercedes-Benz outsold Audi last month to become the world’s second-largest luxury car brand as a new line of compacts lured customers to the Daimler unit.

Mercedes delivered 133,440 cars and sport-utility vehicles in November, an 11 % jump from a year earlier. That beat the 132,050 cars sold by Volkswagen AG’s Audi.

November marked the fifth month in a row that sales gains by Mercedes outpaced increases at BMW and Audi. A 54 % surge in demand for compact models, including the four-door CLA coupe and A-Class hatchback, propelled growth at the unit of Stuttgart, Germany-based Daimler. In addition to introducing the CLA in April, Mercedes revamped the S-Class flagship sedan and upgraded the upscale E-Class sedan in 2013.

“The current model cycle is very beneficial for Mercedes,” said Sascha Gommel, a Frankfurt-based analyst at Commerzbank AG. “Audi and BMW have to invest in new production capacities and the development of new models. Mercedes’s investment cycle has peaked and they are entering a phase of out performance.”

For the first 11 months of 2013, Mercedes remained in third place, with sales rising 11 % to 1.32 million vehicles, while Audi’s deliveries advanced 7.4 % to 1.44 million autos. Sales of Audi’s A3 compact surged 41 % in November after the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer added a sedan version to the hatchback and wagon models. Both Audi and Mercedes have vowed to surpass BMW in sales by the end of the decade.

Via Bloomberg

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - filed under Audi, Industry, Mercedes-Benz, News. Image credit: .
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