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Tuesday, 11 October 2016
USA SALES SEPT - The German luxury brand, Mercedes, has continued to grow, slow and steady, Van Division had a record month.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported best-ever September sales of 29,500 vehicles, increasing 1.7% from the 29,020 vehicles sold during the same month last year.
Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever September sales with 2,970 units, up 28.2% and smart reported 605 units, bringing MBUSA grand total to 33,075 vehicles for the month, up 3.1% from last year.
On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 249,204. Adding year-to-date-sales of 25,156 for Vans and 4,044 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 278,404 units in September, increasing 1.0% from the previous year.
"Record third quarter results were fueled by several best-ever months," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "We expect this momentum to carry us into the final quarter, with continued strong performance in SUVs and dream cars."
Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in September included the C-Class, GLC and E-Class (including the CLS) model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,600, followed by the GLC at 4,873. The E-Class, rounded out the top three with 4,824 units sold.
Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 1,511 units in September, with a total of 15,642 units sold year-to-date (up 53.1 %).
Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 9,598 vehicles in September, a decrease of -15.8% from last year (11,397). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 92,234 vehicles, an increase of 2.8%.