Published on May 10th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes Enjoys 38th Record Month Of Sales
Mercedes-Benz delivered 164,063 vehicles worldwide in April, an increase of 10.8% compared with the same month of last year. Thanks to double-digit growth, unit sales by Mercedes-Benz totalled at around 650,000 vehicles in the first four months of the year. The Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star set a new record in April as well as in the first four months of the year.
Mercedes-Benz unit sales in Asia-Pacific
In the Asia-Pacific region, sales in April increased by 17.2% to more than 50,000 units. In China, demand for Mercedes-Benz vehicles last month rose to a new record of 35,625 units (+31.6%). Double-digit growth was achieved in the fourth month of this year also in Japan, Australia and Malaysia. In Japan, Australia and Taiwan, Mercedes-Benz once again achieved market leadership among the premium importers.
Mercedes-Benz unit sales by model
The compact cars from Mercedes-Benz provided further impetus in April with sales of 50,829 units (+12.9%). Never before in an April had so many models of the A- or B-Class, the CLA, CLA Shooting Brake, GLA, GLE or GLS been delivered. Growth was particularly strong last month in China, Great Britain, Japan and South Korea.
The C-Class continues to be the bestseller from Mercedes-Benz. Sales of the C-Class Saloon and Estate totalled 32,682 units in April.
Last month, 18,915 units of the E-Class Saloon and Estate were handed over to customers, an increase of 3.4%. Very strong sales growth was achieved in the home market Germany. This was mainly due to the new E-Class Saloon, which has been available in Europe since April 9. In addition, Mercedes-Benz presented the long-wheelbase version of the new E-Class Saloon at Auto China in Beijing. This car is 140 millimetres longer than the standard version and has been specially developed for the Chinese market.
The S-Class Saloon maintained its position as the world’s best-selling luxury saloon since the beginning of this year. The S-Class was especially popular in April in Germany, where double-digit growth was achieved. The new S-Class Cabriolet was launched last month. It is the sixth variant of the current S-Class family and is the first open luxury four seater from Mercedes-Benz since 1971.
Demand for Mercedes-Benz SUVs is as high as ever. In the fourth month of this year, 56,612 of them were handed over to customers, more than ever before in an April (+40.2%). The GLS Facelift, which has been at the dealerships since last month, already set a new record.