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Christopher Bruce2014-01-10 14:50:15

Mercedes-Benz Sales Reach New Record at over 1.4 Million

Mercedes-Benz Cars sold over 1.56 million in 2013

 
 
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The CLA Class has been a huge success and half of its buyers come from other brands

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Cars sold 1,562,472 cars in 2013, up 9.7% from 2012. The Mercedes-Benz brand alone set a new sales record of 1,461,680 cars, up 10.7%, and Smart sold 100,792, down 2.8%.

“We look back on the best year of the Mercedes-Benz brand and have surpassed sales of the previous year by over ten per cent. Our growth strategy is working,” said Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche.

Regionally, Mercedes Benz Cars sold 660,566 cars in Europe, up 5.9%. North American sales grew by 13.3% to 352,778, and of those sales 312,534 cars were sold in the United States, up 14%.

In the Asia-Pacific region, sales grew 15.9% to 390,835 cars. Of those, 218,045 were sold in China, up 11.1%.

Mercedes-Benz was the bestselling premium brand in Germany, the US, Japan and Australia.

Mercedes’ compact models did especially well, and half of CLA-ClassCLA-Class Gen.1Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Gen.1Germany, 2013 > present75 versions
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buyers come from other marques.

In 2014, Mercedes will add the latest generation C-ClassC-Class 5Mercedes-Benz C-Class 5Germany, 2014 > present115 versions
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and GLA-ClassGLA-ClassMercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGermany, 2013 > present32 versions
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to its lineup, and it plans to launch 30 new cars by 2020.

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