Best November ever! Mercedes-Benz SUVs and compacts sell best

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The Mercedes-Benz SUVs and compact cars are selling like hot cakes around the world, as the Stuttgart grand brand records best-selling November ever.

The sales have been fuelled by the high demand of new sports utility vehicles, like the Mercedes-Benz GLC, GLE and GLE Coupe, but of also compact cars, like the A-Class, the B-Class and the CLA. The Mercedes-Benz global purchases rose to 7.4%, up to 161,953, more than ever before in a November.

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Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management in Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales Department is celebrating the figures: “November 2015 was the best-selling November for Mercedes-Benz so far. Our SUVs and compact cars in particular are extremely popular with the customers. We achieved new records in both segments and sold more than 50,000 units of each of those two vehicle types.”

Within the first 11 months of 2015, global sales grew by 13.9%, up to 1,693,494 million cars, having long surpassed the 2014 full-year figure, setting a new record.

In China, the carmaker’s largest market, sales skyrocketed by 39% to 36,313 cars, reaching the 335,688 models figure. For the first time in its history, the German brand surpassed the 300,000 vehicles mark in 2015.

In Europe, unit sales of the last month also rose to a record figure of 67,500 vehicles, 10.5% growth. Since January 2015, 726,606 vehicles have been handed over to customers, which equals a 10.8% increase. 23,878 of them found a home in Germany in November only.

In the NAFTA region, 354,286 customers have become the lucky owners of Mercedes-Benz cars, marking a 5.6% growth for the German premium brand. It has been a great year in the US, with 308,885 vehicles sold to the Americans. Daimler is expecting progress in the near future, as the mid-class SUV, the GLC, will soon set foot on the American land, starting this December.

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The the Asia-Pacific region summed up a new record of 55,725 units in November (+24.7%), adding up to the total number of 553,639 vehicles (+25.6%) for the whole year.

Compact cars are best sellers all around the world, as 51,416 units were delivered to customers, a 21.2% increase that sets a new world record for Mercedes-Benz. The A and B, the GLA and CLA, together with its Shooting Brake version counted all the way to 528,786 automobiles sold.

For the first time in history, the C-Class, in both sedan and estate versions, blew up the 400,000 units mark. 406,043 C-Class vehicles were sent to their new owners since January (+46.2%).


Meanwhile, the S-Class limousine stays the world’s best luxury saloon.

The SUVs can’t complain either, as the GLA and the GLC turned out to be best sellers. 465,338 units were delivered to customers.

The smart is doing a smart job again, with a 45.3% increase, up to 10,840 units. More than 100,000 urban tiny vehicles are already out in the street.


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