Mercedes-Benz is having another record year. The German premium car maker already sold more vehicles in the first eleven months of 2016 than in the whole of 2015.
Between January and November, Mercedes-Benz continued its run towards the top spot among the luxury brands. The counter now stands at 1,893,619 vehicles sold worldwide. This represents a growth of 11.8 percent compared to 2015.
At this rate, Mercedes will sell this year more than 2 million cars. The success is mainly driven by the launch of the new E-class. Last month, the new E-Class Saloon and Estate found as much as 38.6 percent more owners than in October. 26,915 E-Class Saloon and Estate models were delivered last month – a new best-ever figure for the model.
Last month, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new-car registrations in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Taiwan, the USA, Canada and Mexico. 182,602 automobiles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers worldwide (+12.7%). The C-Class continues to be extremely popular: In November, the C-Class Saloon and Estate were the best-selling Mercedes-Benz models. A total of 12,565 units of the smart fortwo and forfour models were handed over to customers in November, representing an increase of 15.9%.
Unit sales by Mercedes-Benz in Europe increased by 16.7% to 78,797 vehicles – never before so many cars have been delivered to customers in a November as this year. In Germany, demand for Mercedes-Benz automobiles increased last month to 25,599 units (+7.2%). Thanks to double-digit growth in November, new best-ever figures were achieved in Great Britain, France, Spain and Belgium.
In the Asia-Pacific region, 63,918 Mercedes-Benz vehicles were delivered to customers in November – an increase of 14.7% and a new high. Demand there was particularly strong for the new E-Class and the SUVs, which sold in higher numbers than ever before in a November. In China, a new high of 42,310 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered last month (+16.5%).
Unit sales in the NAFTA region increased by 3.1% in November; 35,168 customers took delivery of their new Mercedes-Benz. 30,363 vehicles with the star were delivered to customers in the USA (+1.1%). Mercedes-Benz set a new sales record in Mexico last month with growth of around 40%.
Overview of sales by Mercedes-Benz Cars
|November 2016||Change in %||Jan.–Nov. 2016||Change in %|
|Mercedes-Benz unit sales in the region/market|
|– thereof Germany||25,599||+7.2||268,040||+7.5|
|– thereof Japan||5,100||+7.5||60,055||+2.9|
|– thereof China||42,310||+16.5||429,325||+27.9|
|– thereof USA||30,363||+1.1||308,226||-0.2|