Mercedes Benz Sells Over 2 Million SUVs

If you like Mercedes Benz SUVs and big, rounded numbers, we have good news for you. The German automaker has announced that they have delivered over 2 million SUVs in 2011, mainly due to strong demand from China and the US.
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Demand for the jacked-up vehicles was 24.3 percent higher last year than it was in 2010. They have been going at it with the G-Class for a while now, but Mercedes SUVs only became palatable with the arrival of the ML-Class. However, the R-Class that saw the biggest increase in demand - 50.3 percent.

“With the launch of our first sport utility vehicle – the GClass – more than 30 years ago, we entered a segment in which we are now very successful with a total of five models. The SUVs today are an important pillar of Mercedes-Benz’s growth and have regularly posted a new sales record in every month since July 2010,” Joachim Schmidt, Mercedes’ head of sales and marketing, said.
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