Mercedes Keeps on Growth Path in February
As it has happened for the past few years or so, the driving forces behind the sales growth remained the same: China posted, again, a considerable rise in sales (12,200 units or a 55 percent rise, including the Hong Kong region), while the US followed some tens of percentage points behind, with a rise of only 4 percent to 15,500 vehicles.
“After a strong start into the new year, our sales continued to develop positively in February. We were once again able to grow in many markets - particularly in Asia, but also in the US, and the other BRIC countries,” said Joachim Schmidt, vice president Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars.
“We expect sales to get another boost in the coming weeks from a number of new products. After premiering at the Geneva Motor Show, the new generation of the high-volume C-Klasse and the new SLK will hit dealer showrooms at the end of March. The customer response to these two vehicles has already been fantastic.”
The best selling models of the German auto maker are the S-Klasse (according to Mercedes, the world’s best-selling vehicle in its segment), with a rise of 26 percent to 5,000 units, the E-Klasse (the model with the highest volume in February, 21,800 vehicles and the SUV line of the auto maker, which reported a new sales record for the month (27 percent to 16,200 units).