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Mercedes-Benz Achieves Highest Half-Year Sales Total Of 151,624, Up 6.8%

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SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA

Sprinter Vans up 21.1%, smart up 4.2% year-to-date

MONTVALE, N.J., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported best-ever June sales volumes of 29,380 across the Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart model lines, up 8.2% from the 27,162 vehicles sold the same month last year. Monthly retails for the Mercedes-Benz brand alone increased 8.6% to 26,506, bringing year-to-date volumes to a milestone 151,624 units. Adding year-to-date sales of 11,483 for Sprinter Vans and 4,647 units at smart, MBUSA delivered the best first-half sales total in its history at 167,754 units.

New 2011 3D Mercedes-Benz USA logo.

"We're breaking records through June, hitting the best second-quarter finish in our history with four new launches still ahead," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "In just two weeks, we'll start with the launch of our first 'Electric Mercedes,' the B-Class Electric Drive."

Mercedes-Benz June sales were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The E-Class took the top spot with 6,500 units, increasing 25.5% from June 2013, followed by the C-Class, which enters a new generation this fall, at 5,607. The brand's top-selling SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 3,891, up 6.6% from the same month last year. At the high end, the flagship S-Class achieved its ninth consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains with June retails of 1,780, up 111.7% from June 2013.

As a whole, Mercedes-Benz passenger cars – spanning models from the entry CLA-Class four-door coupe to the range-topping SLS AMG GT performance car – posted first-half sales of 97,828, which represents a 7.9% increase from the 90,650 vehicles sold as of June 2013. Mercedes-Benz light truck offerings, comprised of the GLK-, M-, GL- and G-Class lineups, delivered collective year-to-date gains of 4.9% with 53,796 units (compared to the 51,300 vehicles sold in the first half of 2013). Similarly, high-end models accounted for sales of 17,271 vehicles in the first six months of the year, a 21.5% increase over the same period in 2013. 

Sprinter Vans posted another month of double-digit sales increases with 2,201 units in June, up 12% from the 1,966 units sold in June 2013.  Monthly sales for the smart brand totaled 673 units.

The company's AMG high-performance models achieved June sales of 820, up 76.7%, with year-to-date volumes climbing 75.8% to 5,620.  Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models totaled 1,214 for the month, while year-to-date sales reached 8,166. 

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) recorded sales volumes of 7,947 vehicles in June, an increase of 2.2% compared to the 7,773 units sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 57,572 units, up 17.5% from the 49,004 vehicles sold through June 2013.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the SLS AMG GT.  

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the U.S.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.

   

 



MERCEDES-BENZ USA






Sales -- June 2014











Mercedes-Benz
Passenger Vehicles

Jun-14

Jun-13

Monthly %

YTD 2014

YTD 2013

Yearly %








CLA-CLASS

1,658

-

-

10,576

-

-








C-CLASS

5,607

7,639

-26.6%

33,034

45,902

-28.0%








E-CLASS

6,500

5,181

25.5%

34,596

28,231

22.5%








S-CLASS

1,780

841

111.7%

11,231

6,211

80.8%








CL-CLASS

11

30

-63.3%

144

268

-46.3%








SL-CLASS

369

664

-44.4%

2,542

3,840

-33.8%








SLS AMG

18

29

-37.9%

160

241

-33.6%








CLK-CLASS**

0

0

-

2

0

-








SLK-CLASS

371

312

18.9%

2,349

2,305

1.9%








CLS-CLASS

526

611

-13.9%

3,194

3,652

-12.5%








R-CLASS**

0

1

-100.0%

6

23

-73.9%








M-CLASS

3,891

3,651

6.6%

21,940

19,312

13.6%








G-CLASS 

280

231

21.2%

1,486

1,273

16.7%








GL-CLASS

1,729

2,419

-28.5%

11,726

14,946

-21.5%








GLK-CLASS

3,766

2,806

34.2%

18,638

15,746

18.4%








TOTAL

26,506

24,415

8.6%

151,624

141,950

6.8%








SPRINTER*

2,201

1,966

12.0%

11,483

9,483

21.1%








smart

673

781

-13.8%

4,647

4,459

4.2%








MBUSA
Combined Total

Jun-14

Jun-13

Monthly %

YTD 2014

YTD 2013

Yearly %








GRAND TOTAL

29,380

27,162

8.2%

167,754

155,892

7.6%


*Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.
**Model is out of production.

                                                                                                   

 

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