Ola Källenius: “We are using the momentum of the past months and are starting into the second half of the year with a sales growth of 11.
The growth drivers include, among others, the models of the compact family, the SUVs and the S-Class.
Mercedes-Benz is gaining market shares around the world.
After completing the best-selling half-year in the company’s history, Mercedes-Benz has posted yet another sales record in July. With 130,003 vehicles sold and an increase of 11.3%, the Stuttgart-based premium manufacturer has been blessed with the best ever month of July. Sales since the beginning of the year are at 913,523 units (+12.6%).
“We are using the momentum of the past months and are starting into the second half of the year with a sales growth of 11.3%. Our sales numbers are developing very well worldwide, and particularly strongly in the European markets”, said Ola Källenius, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for Marketing & Sales. “Our new models of the compact family and our SUVs were real growth drivers.”
The company achieved another record in its second largest European market, Great Britain, with an increase of 11.1% and 8,330 vehicles sold. In Spain (+51.6%) and France (+34.5%), the manufacturer posted a particularly strong unit sales increase. Overall, 58,205 customers (+7.6%) picked up a vehicle of the brand in July in Europe – including 22,427 customers in Germany (py. 22,501 units). Mercedes-Benz is thus gaining significant market shares in Europe. With a share of 9.3%, Mercedes-Benz is the most sold premium brand in its domestic market.