Record sales in October: Mercedes sales start fourth quarter with double-digit growth
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Mercedes-Benz sales October 2015

Record sales in October: Mercedes sales start fourth quarter with double-digit growth

Home Auto news Record sales in October: Mercedes sales start fourth quarter with double-digit growth

Mercedes sales reached new record heights in October after the best-selling quarter in its history.

Also in October, Mercedes-Benz registered a growth of more than 10% compared with the same month of 2014. 155,189 units were sold in October, which represents a growth of 10.1%. In the first ten months of the year, 1,531, 541 vehicles were delivered to customers, surpassing the record set in the prior-year by 14.6%.

China is the best market for Mercedes-Benz. The SUVs are especially popular there and half of the Mercedes-SUVs were sold in China this year. In China, Mercedes-Benz already surpassed the unit sales of 2014 in the first ten months of the year with 299,375 units sold (+32.1%).

In Europe, the sales trend is also positive. Mercedes-Benz sold 659,106 units in the first ten months of the year (+10.8%), while the sales in October climbed up to a new record (65,390 units, +7.8%) partially due to the launch of the GLC.

Mercedes-Benz GLC (X 253) 2015

Mercedes remains the market leader among the premium manufacturers in the home market Germany with 24,227 delivered last month (+1.9%), in Spain, Russia and Switzerland.

320,186 units were sold in the NAFTA region in the first ten months – an increase of 7.9%. In the Asia/Pacific region, the results are even better, with an increase of 25.7% to 497,914 units.

By model, the new compact range is extremely successful and the sales will cross the 500,000-unit mark in a full year. Mercedes-Benz sold 477,370 models of A, B, GLA, CLA and CLA Shooting Brake in the first ten months (+27.2%).

The A-Class is one of the keys responsible for the success of the Mercedes-Benz compact car family. In Europe, two of three new A-Class customers previously drove a car from a competitor.

The C-Class family range also registered record sales with 36,799 vehicles sold in October (+15.6%). Units sales of the C-Class family in the first ten months increased by 54%, compared with the prior year (369,090 units), which represents an all time record for this range.

The S-Class saloon continues to be the world’s best selling luxury saloon. More than 200,000 units were delivered to the customers since 2013.

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG (V 222) 2013

In October 2015, 47,379 customers bought an SUV from Mercedes-Benz (+26.1%). The best selling SUVs are the GLA and the new GLC.

Both models are now being produced in China as well: the GLA since April and the GLC since last month. China is the biggest market for both models.

MakeOctober 2015Change in %January-October2015Change in %
Sales in the markets
- thereof Germany24,2271.90%225,4304.90%
- thererof USA28,9521.30%278,8426.50%
- thereof Japan4,097- 4.20%53,61611.70%
- thereof China33,08842.90%299,37532.10%

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