Mercedes-Benz posted their best ever first seven months in 2018 with 1,356,350 passenger cars delivered to new owners worldwide. Unit sales increased by 2.3 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales, Britta Seeger said: “Never before have so many customers taken delivery of their new Mercedes-Benz in the first seven months of a year. Since the beginning of 2018, we have increased our unit sales by 2.3 per cent to more than 1.35 million passenger cars sold.”
The premium carmaker maintained its market leadership in key markets such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Portugal, USA, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Australia and Brazil. The C-Class family continues to be the brand’s main growth driver while sales of the S-Class Saloon increased by 16.5 per cent to 4,906 units in July.
SUVs also achieved best-ever unit sales since the beginning of the year. Mercedes-Benz delivered a total of 484,275 SUVs worldwide, representing a growth of 7.7 per cent. This was primarily driven by the GLC and GLC Coupe models.
The biggest sales market last month was China with 52,616 passenger cars delivered and an increase of 8.3%. Since the beginning of the year, 392,780 units have been sold there, representing a growth of 15.1%. Mercedes-Benz thus set a new sales record for the first seven months in China, as also in South Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia and Thailand.
Mercedes-Benz expects a stable growth throughout the year with the market launch of the facelifted C-Class in Asia-Pacific region.