Mercedes-Benz records a 12.
8% sales growth in the first half of the year with 783,520 vehicles sold.
The company achieved yet another record in June with sales of 142,136 units (+8.0%).
Ola Källenius: “We are on track to make 2014 into yet another record year.”
Since the beginning of the year, Mercedes-Benz has handed over 783,520 vehicles to customers (+12.8%) and can thus count on the best unit sales result in any half year in the company’s history to date. In the month of June the company delivered 142,136 passenger cars (+8.0%).
“The first half of the year was extremely successful for us”, said Ola Källenius, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for Marketing & Sales. “With the unit sales of our vehicles, we are on track to make 2014 into yet another record year.”
In the first six months of the year, Mercedes-Benz increased its sales on the European market to 352,198 vehicles (+7.4%) and gained additional market shares in almost all markets. Sales in the UK (+17.8%) and Switzerland (+7.7%) also showed very strong growth. In the strongly competitive home market of Germany, Mercedes-Benz continues to be the most registered premium brand with 125,215 vehicles sold (+0.7%).
In its biggest sales market, the USA, the company has delivered 151,624 vehicles since the beginning of the year. The new C-Class, which is the volume model in the North American market, will be launched here in September. Sales of the brand are also developing very well in South Africa: unit sales have risen by 10.3% to 11,388 units since the beginning of the year, and the brand posted an increase of 30.1% in June.
In China (incl. Hong Kong), the Stuttgart-based manufacturer continued on its strong course and has pushed sales up to 135,972 units since the beginning of the year (+37.5%). The new C-Class sedan will come on the Chinese market in September. In Japan, Mercedes-Benz sold 27,306 vehicles (+13.0%) and thus continues to be the most registered premium brand.