Monday, 19 June 2017
WORLDWIDE SALES MAY - MERCEDES/SMART - Double Digit growth again for the brands.
Mercedes-Benz unit sales by region and market
In Europe, Mercedes-Benz set new records in May and in the first five months of the year. Thanks to a growth rate of 13.7%, sales increased last month to 84,472 units. In Germany alone, 27,413 customers took delivery of their new Mercedes-Benz, which is 4,000 more than in May 2016 June 7, 2017 (+17.4%). Great Britain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and Norway recorded new best sales figures last month – in some cases with growth rates of over 25%.
Mercedes-Benz unit sales by model
Demand for the A- and B-Class, the CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and the GLA continues to be on a high level. From January to May, nearly 250,000 compact cars from Mercedes-Benz were handed over to customers all over the world. And last month, the three-millionth A-Class was delivered. The success story of the Mercedes-Benz compact cars started with the A-Class 20 years ago at the plant in Rastatt, Germany, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Another sales milestone was set in May: 500,000 customers have already decided in favour of the GLA since the launch of the compact SUV in 2014.
A total of 12,201 customers decided in favour of a two-door or four-door model from smart last month. The smart customers were especially attracted by the convertible version of the smart fortwo, which offers great open-top driving fun. And since May, the battery-electric version of the smart cabrio has been available to order in Europe. In the Asia-Pacific region, sales of the smart fortwo and forfour were higher than ever before in a May.