Mercedes-Benz Achieves Record Sales In February

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With 133,752 units delivered globally, the three-pointed star marked its best second month of the year ever.

Sales in February rose by 11.2 percent in all markets and records were achieved in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the NAFTA region. The manufacturer claims to have been the premium-market leader in Japan, Australia, Canada and Taiwan.

"Mercedes-Benz continued its successful path in February, with major contributions from the SUVs and the compact cars. In February, we also sold the 100,000th C-Class Saloon with the long-wheelbase version, which is available only in China", commented Ola Kallenius, Daimler AG Member of the Board of Management and responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales.

In Europe, the firm has delivered 14.5 more vehicles compared to the same month in 2015, with the biggest increase shown in Germany, where 20,751 units were sold, an 18.6 percent increase. In the Asia-Pacific region, 44,918 units were sold (+18.2 percent more), with 25,837 ending up in China, 29.3 percent more than last February.

Sales increased in the NAFTA region too, by just 0.4 percent, to a total of 26,852 vehicles. However, in the US, Merc deliveries were down by 2.9 percent, at 22,941 units, while Canada and Mexico scored a new positive record.

Smart has delivered 10,015 vehicles as demand for its urban cars increased by 20.6 percent. Strong growth was reported in Great Britain and Spain.



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