Mercedes Announced Best July Sales Ever

Following the German carmaker’s excellent results in the first half of the year, Mercedes Benz has just announced it achieved its best July sales ever, with a total of 100,391 passenger cars being delivered to customers worldwide, representing a 2.7 percent increase compared to the high volume achieved in July 2010, namely 97,727 units. Sales have risen by 8.6 percent to 710,922 units in the period of January-July 2010, which is also a new record.

“Demand for our products is higher than ever before. July was another record month, which successfully followed our very good sales results in the first half of the year. We expect strong sales for the second half of the year and want to continue to grow. The greater availability of our vehicles will contribute to this development. We are working additional shifts at many of our plants, such as those for the C-Class, and will keep production running all summer,”
Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars.

In the US, sales increased by 9.4 percent to 19,006 units, while year-to-date figures show a 7.3 percent increase. However, China is the carmaker’s growth market, as the results for the first seven months of the year show a 41.7 percent increase.

“We will start our foray into the premium compact car segment in November with the launch of the new B-Class, which we will unveil at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in a few weeks. Overall, we are in an excellent position and are set to sell more than 1.35 million Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and smarts in 2011, which would make it our all-time best year,”
Dr. Schmidt added.
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