New record year for Mercedes-Benz Vans’ sales

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Mercedes-Benz Vans will set a new record for unit sales in 2016, surpassing last year’s sales record already in November. This trend mirrors the passenger car division’s similarly record sales for 2016.

To the end of November, Mercedes-Benz Vans increased its unit sales by around 13 percent against the same period of the previous year to around 324,000 vehicles. This means that one month before the end of the year, sales are already almost 3,000 units up compared with the whole of 2015.

The strongest drivers of sales were the current models of the mid-size segment – the Vito van and the V-Class MPV – which, together with the Citan urban delivery van, have already recorded the most successful year in their history. To the end of November 2016, sales of the V-Class were up by 64 percent on the previous year at approximately 44,300 units – another new record.  Sales of the Vito were up by around 26 percent against the same period of the previous year to around 82,600 units, which is already a new full-year record.

In the first eleven months of 2016, the Sprinter followed on seamlessly from the record-breaking previous year with around 174,800 units sold (+/-0%). In the whole of 2015, Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered around 194,200 units to customers. In the same period, a total of around 22,200 Citan vans were delivered, a significant increase of around 18 percent.

From January to November this year, the business division delivered more vehicles to customers than in the whole of the record-breaking year 2015. The final figures for the whole of 2016 will be announced at the annual press conference of Daimler AG on 2 February 2017.