The Stuttgart-based auto maker has announced record sales for the first half of the year and the best July sales ever, with 100.391 passenger cars delivered to customers worldwide last month, a 2.7 percent increase compared to July 2010.
Mercedes-Benz’s sales have risen by 8.6 percent from January to July 2011, with 710.922 units, compared to “only” 654.418 cars sold in the same period of 2010, which is also a new record for the manufacturer.
“Demand for our products is higher than ever before. We expect strong sales for the second half of the year and we want to continue to grow. Overall we are in an excellent position and are set to sell more than 1.35 million Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and smarts in 2011, which would make it our all-time best year”, said the Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing of Mercedes, Dr. Joachim Schmidt.
The company’s sales in the United States grew by 9.4 percent last month to 19.006 units (17.367 in 2010) and deliveries for the first half of the year went up by 7.3 percent with 129.932 cars delivered to the over-seas customers.
China was another important auto market for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, with a dynamic growth rate of 41.7 percent and deliveries of 106.422 vehicles in the first six months of this year (75.127 in 2010), another record for the company. Mercedes-Benz is doing well in Taiwan and South Korea too, where the auto maker’s sales more than doubled.
Mercedes’s models were once again on top of every other premium model in its biggest market, Germany, with sales going up by 10.1 percent and the CLS and S-Class being the first choice.
The Smart sub-brand sold 8.521 cars last month, 2.1 percent more than July 2010 and delivered an overall of 63.322 vehicles from January to July, an increase of 7.2 percent.