Mercedes makes best ever start to a year with more than 193,000 cars sold which represent a 8,4 % growth compared with January 2017.
With deliveries of 193,414 vehicles and growth of 8.4%, Mercedes-Benz made its best start to a year of all time, thus continuing seamlessly from its seventh consecutive record year.
The best results were registered in Europe with 65,286 cars sold (+5.9%) and Asia-Pacific with 94,439 units sold (+14.4%). From that total, 68,425 units went to China (16.4%) where almost 10,000 more cars were sold in January than in the best month ever.
Mercedes was once again the market leader in the domestic market Germany with a sales increase of 21.6%.
Mercedes was also the best selling premium brand in January in USA despite a slight decrease in sales (-0.9%) to 25,307 cars. 29,452 cars were sold in the Nafta region in January (-1.8%).
By models, the SUVs were again the stars with 71,409 units sold (+9.9%). The GLC, GLC Coupé and G-Class all set new records for unit sales. Mercedes has so far delivered a total of five million SUVs, including two million of the GLE and its predecessor, the M-Class.
The new S-Class Saloon achieved a 25.3% sales increase to 8,130 units in January. The S-Class Saloon was particularly popular in its biggest markets, China and the USA, achieving significant sales growth in both markets.
Last month, Mercedes-Benz delivered 33,063 of the E-Class Saloon and Estate models. This represents a 10.4% increase in unit sales and is a new record for a January. Mercedes-Benz has already sold more than 500,000 units of the new generation of the E-Class Saloon and Estate since April 2016.
In January, 9,229 smart fortwo and smart forfour cars were delivered to customers around the world. The brand achieved strong growth of 30.3% in January in Germany, its biggest single market, primarily driven by the ongoing strong demand for electric models.
|Make||1-Jan||Change in %||Jan-18||Change in %|
|Sales in the markets|
|- thereof Germany||21,907||21.60%||21,907||21.60%|
|- thereof China||68,425||16.40%||68,425||16.40%|