Daimler Predicts Mercedes-Benz Sales Growth

Just like BMW, which has complete faith that the near future will bring better sales figures, Daimler AG expects a sales rise by the end of the year. Mercedes-Benz Cars division had a 16 percent sales increase in November, reaching 98,400 units, while in November 2008 it only sold 84,500 units. smart sold 9,800 vehicles worldwide in November, 4 percent less than in November 2008.

“As expected, in November we built on October’s positive development and once again significantly increased sales worldwide,” says Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars. “In many markets, we further expanded our position and gained additional market shares.”

Mercedes-Benz says that the sales increase in November, as well as the sales expectations for the rest of the year, are based on the fact that the new E-Klasse and the new S-Klasse get a lot more interest than the old models, so buyers will be attracted by these cars.

“Additional sales momentum will be generated over the next few weeks by the new E-Class estate, which reached the dealerships on November 21 and has been a big hit with customers,” Schmidt added.

Back in 2008, Mercedes-Benz had a rough fourth-qurter, as sales went down 22 percent, reaching 284,956 units delivered worldwide. The figures, which were down due to the Lehman Brothers collapse in September, were even worst than those in the third quarter, which is usually the weakest quarter of the year.
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