Mercedes-Benz holds the lead in the U.S. sales with best June ever

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Mercedes-Benz kept the lead in the sales race in the United States, keeping BMW at a distance. Mercedes-Benz USA reported best-ever June sales, hitting 28,994 units sold this past month, marking a 1.8% increase compared to the same month last year. The Bavarian rival registered 28,855 vehicles sold in June.

Mercedes-Benz has sold 161,960 cars between the Atlantic and the Pacific in the second quarter. The Vans division and the smart brand have also reported great results, at 3,108 units, 226 units respectively. The figures have taken the premium German brand up to a grand total of 32,328 for the month, up to 1.1% from last year.

“June was a great month for both passenger cars and Vans,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “We are in a good position for a strong second half of the year, particularly with exciting products that will fill the pipeline like the E-Class Coupe, E-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Sedan and new AMG models.”

The C-Class mid-size sedan is the best-seller of the range, at 7,116 units delivered to customers. The sedan is followed by the GLE SUV with 4,824 units and by the new E-Class (CLS models included) selling 4,316 units.

The Americans are in need for speed, since they bought no less than 2,711 high-performance models manufactured by Mercedes-AMG, this past June, reaching a total of 17,030 units sold year-to-date, up by an incredible 55.6%.