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Mercedes-Benz sells over one million cars in August globally


Mercedes-Benz has sold over one million cars globally in August making a new record for the month. The company has delivered 118,887 new vehicles all over the world posting an increase of 9.7%. The Stuttgart-based luxury car maker has posted a new record of 1,032,410 units (+12.3%) from the beginning of the year, topping the million mark in unit sales one month earlier than in the previous year.

“August was a very successful month for the Mercedes-Benz brand. Since beginning of this year we have sold 1,032,410 vehicles, an increase by 12.3%. We therefore continue to be on course to make 2014 another record year,” said Ola Källenius, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for Marketing & Sales. “The launch of the new C-Class sedan in China and the US, its largest markets, will add further sales momentum. The new C-Class estate and the S-Class coupe, which we will launch in Europe in mid-September, will also contribute to additional growth.”

Mercedes-Benz sells over one million cars in August globally

The new S-Class made strong sales momentum in the luxury segment in August with the sales more than doubled (+120.6%) with 8,080 units. Mercedes-Benz has already sold 65,890 S-Class sedans (+101.8%) since the start of the year with China, USA and Germany being the three biggest markets for the flagship of the brand. The sale of SUVs also has reached an all-time high at 221,327 units (+7.2%). The G-Class, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, was especially popular in August. The SUV provides the foundation for the SUV family which currently has five model series - GLA, GLK, ML, GL and G-Class.

Source : CarDekho