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Monday, 4 July 2016
USA SALES JUNE - Mercedes/Smart show's a slight increase in sales thanks in part to the Commercial arm of MB.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported June sales of 28,473 vehicles, which closes out the second-quarter at 162,777 year-to-date. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever June sales with 3,085 units, and smart reported 407 units, bringing MBUSA grand total to 31,965 vehicles for the month, up 2.3% from last year.
"A major highpoint for June was the launch of the new E-Class," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "This, along with the launch of several dream cars, will position us for a strong third quarter."
Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in June included the C-Class, GLE and E-Class (including the CLS) model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,867, followed by the GLE at 4,515. The new E-Class, which went on sale the last week of June, rounded out the top three with 4,292 units sold.
Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 1,597 units in June, up 56.4% from last year (1,021), with a total of 10,945 units sold year-to-date (up 81%).
Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 9,646 vehicles in June, an increase of 10.9% from last year (8,700). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 60,346 vehicles, an increase of 2.5%.