Mercedes-Benz has sold 19,9 percent more cars in the first month of the new year over the previous time period.
The figure represents 150,814 vehicles delivered to customers worldwide by the three-pointed star brand alone, while Smart has seen a 10.3 percent increase with 9,324 units sold.
As with most automakers, China turned out to be one of the best markets for Mercedes: "We continued the positive development of record year 2015 in January, and started the new year successfully. At the beginning of the year, our unit sales were particularly high in China, where we handed over more than 40,000 vehicles to customers", said Ola Kallenius, member of the Board of Management for Daimler AG.
In the Asian country, Mercedes-Benz's sales were up by 52 percent and in the entire Asia-Pacific region, the automaker delivered 63,440 units in January 2016, 37.1 percent more, while in Europe, the manufacturer recorded 15.2 percent increase with 54,937 vehicles. Germany was where the company sold 15,779 units, 1.8 percent up.
In the NAFTA region, 28,185 examples were sold last month, representing a 2.3 percent increase over the same time period, with the United States playing a major role, as 24,664 units were delivered across the nation.
The new Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour were appreciated in Europe, but Great Britain was where the urban cars were especially popular, as sales more than tripled there in the first month of the year.