Mercedes-Benz saw its brand sales surge 10 percent to 118,887 units in August 2014 as boosted by popularity of compact models as well as strong demand in China and the United States. That allowed the brand to post a 12-percent jump in deliveries in the first eight months of the year to 1.03 million.
On the other hand, combined sales of Mercedes and Smart cars jumped 9 percent to 124,663 units in August, contributing to an 11-percent climb in the first eight months of 2014 to 1.09 million vehicles.
Ola Kaellenius, Mercedes' global sales chief, remarked in a statement that the figure so far means that the carmaker is on pace to post another record year. That optimism is backed by the fact that Mercedes in rolling out new models this month like the C-class sedan in China and the US and the S-class coupe and C-class wagon in Europe.
Daimler said in a statement that sales of Mercedes compact vehicle range jumped 29 percent in August to 33,012 units. That range will soon be joined by a fifth member in the persona of the CLA shooting brake. The brand made significant gains in China (18 percent to 21,398 in August and 31.5 percent to 178,241 units in first eight months of 2014) and the US (9 percent to 27,078 in August, and 8 percent to 205,894 units in first eight months of 2014).
The brand grew 5 percent in Europe in August to 45,661 units, reflecting a recovery in auto demand in the region. That contributed to the brand’s 7-percent surge in the first eight months of 2014 to 457,086 vehicles. Mercedes, however, sales its deliveries drop in its home and biggest market Germany by 6 percent in August to 20,057 units. Eight-month sales were flat at.