Mercedes-Benz posted a 9.9 percent year-on-year increase in vehicle registrations in the United Kingdom in August 2012, according to the figures recently published by SMMT. The company’s sales figure in August 2012 allowed it to log a 12.5 percent jump in UK vehicle registrations for the first eight months of the year.
The carmaker‘s AMG high performance vehicles posted a 128.6-percent increase in registrations for August 2012, adding to a 148.3-percent hike for the first eight months of the year. Mercedes’ SLK, M-Class, CLS and S-Class models were able to top their respective segments in terms of registrations in the UK.
The C-Class Saloon, on the other hand, logged a 37.2 percent rise in registrations for the month in review. Registrations figures for the C-Class Saloon allowed the model to achieve a rank of 13th for the month and ninth for the first eight months of 2012. The Mercedes-Benz also posted a 29.8 percent increase for the month, building on a 58.1 percent rise for the January to August period.
Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and Chief Executive of Mercedes-Benz UK, expressed pleasure as several of their vehicles were seen to lead their market segments while their C-Class, AMG vehicles and Actros are performing well in terms of vehicle registrations. Breitschwerdt disclosed that new products will soon be marketed in the UK, including the CLS Shooting Brake, new generation G-Class, new A-Class and Citan urban delivery van.