Mercedes-Benz sold 220,894 vehicles worldwide in September, hitting a 4.5% increase and posting the company’s 55th consecutive record month. The past three months were the best third quarter in the brand’s history. More than 100,000 were sold in Europe in September.
A massive sales figure of 1,717,300 cars have been delivered to customers all over the world this year, with an 11.7% growth compared to last year’s same period. Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the highest number of new registrations in markets like Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Japan and the list goes on.
More than 100,000 European customers have received their brand-new Mercedes-Benz car this past September. With a 2.3% growth, it was the best-ever figure not only for the month of September, but also for the first nine months of 2017. 722,972 units were sold since the beginning of the year in Europe, 5.7% of which remained in Germany. France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Austria and Portugal stand proud as record sales countries.
The company posted best-ever sales in September and starting from January up to the ninth month in the Asia-Pacific region. There were 78,891 lucky customers getting their shiny car with the star, 661,131 in the past nine months, which equals a 22.9% increase compared to last year’s same time interval. New sales records were recorded in September and this year in China, Japan, Australia,, Taiwan and India.
In the NAFTA region, Mercedes-Benz accounted for 34,698 units sold, 29,000 of which being delivered to the United States, 242,250 in the first nine months of 2017.
The E-Class can brag about record sales figures in September, with 32,178 customers selecting the three-pointed star. Since the beginning of this year, the unit sales have went up by 57.4%. The long-wheelbase version of the E-Class Saloon, exclusively available in China and India, was commercialized in twice as many units as in the first months of last year.
Mercedes-Benz also gives a medal to its SUVs range, with 78,277 such models being handed over to customers. The GLA, the GLC, the GLC Coupe and the boxy G were top favorites in the customers’ choice.
Summer has been prolonged with the company’s so called “dream cars”, the cabriolets and the coupes marking a 20.9% increase in September, with 131,572 cars sold since the debut of 2017.
12,761 smart tiny cars were delivered to customers in September, exceeding the 100,000 mark for this year. The microcar is extremely popular in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
|September 2017||Change in %||Jan. – Sept. 2017||Change in %|
|Mercedes-Benz unit sales in the region/market|
|– thereof Germany||27,356||-1.0||230,980||+5.7|
|– thereof China||51,127||+11.4||442,899||+29.9|
|– thereof USA||29,008||-1.7||242,250||-2.8|