Mercedes-Benz sells 90,083 vehicles in February
Mercedes-Benz has delivered 90,083 units (p.
y. 95,647 units) to customers in February and thus sold as many cars as never before since the beginning of the year (184,978 units, +1.3%). Sales in the last month were particularly high in the USA, Russia and in Japan. In Germany and Western Europe, Mercedes-Benz developed better than the overall market. In China (incl. Hong Kong), sales were considerably weaker compared to the same month in the previous year due to basic effects. Among the model series, the brand's SUVs met with great customer interest. In addition, customers are enjoying the new Mercedes-Benz compacts in growing numbers.
“Our new models, and especially the SUVs and the compacts, met with an excellent response among our customers also in February. This year, we are continuing our model offensive with the CLA and the new E- and S-Class – three vehicles our customers are looking forward to with great anticipation and with what we aim for yet another record year in 2013“, said Dr Joachim Schmidt, Vice President Sales and Marketing. “We have significantly increased our sales in North and South America, as well as in other growth markets like Japan or Russia. In February, we were also above the market in Germany and Western Europe. Globally, we were not able to reach the high level of the previous year due to basic effects in China, however. “