Mercedes-Benz UK has been able to sustain the momentum set by the record-breaking sales posted in the first half of the year. SMMT revealed that the automaker recorded an 11.3% increase in July. Sales of the C-Class Saloon climbed by 43.6%, placing it at the very top in a highly competitive segment.
The SMMT report also stated that the new, 13MY C-Class range was at No. 9 overall in the UK registrations for the month of July as it had achieved high sales in the private and fleet markets. Both the CLS and S-Class are leaders of their respective markets. For July, the CLS has a segment share of 44.4% while the S-Class has a 39.3% segment share.
The AMG high performance division is continuing with its admirable start to the year, driven up by sales of the C 63 AMG Saloon and the C 63 AMG Coupé. AMG experienced a 140.8% sales increase in July, contributing to an overall 149.3% climb for the year to date. In July, registrations of Mercedes-Benz vans rose by 6.7% to post a total of 1,649 vehicles, comprising a 15.7% increase for the year to date.
Sales of the New Actros truck rose 67.5% in July, contributing to a 63.4% hike over the year. Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO Mercedes-Benz UK, said: “In what remains a highly competitive market, Mercedes-Benz achieved record figures, performing beyond expectations. Key vehicles such as the C-Class and S-Class lead their segments, whilst our vans and trucks have each recorded double digit rises in a market that is down overall."