Mercedes UK posts 47,245 new-car registrations in first half of 2012

Article by Anita Panait, on July 6, 2012

Mercedes-Benz proved to be the fastest-growing major premium car brand in the United Kingdom by breaking the record for new car registrations in the country in the first half of 2012. According to figures released by SMMT today, Mercedes logged 47,245 new car registrations in the first six months of 2012, which is 14 percent higher than in the same period in 2011.

The company’s record-breaking performance was led by three models -- C-Class Coupé, CLS four-door coupé and S-Class luxury saloon, posting year-to-date results with 4,324, 1,700 and 1,084 registrations respectively. This allowed the Mercedes trio to become leaders in their own segments in the UK.

Also, Mercedes posted another record by logging nearly 3,000 registrations for its all-new B-Class models. Mercedes’ high-performance division, AMG, also posted a 150 percent rise in registrations for the first six months of 2012. The new SLK 55 AMG and the C 63 AMG models posted 120 and 618 registrations respectively for the first half of 2012.

On the other hand, Mercedes logged a 17.1 percent increase in new van registrations to 11,637 units YTD, in a van market that had slid 7.5 per cent. The company also posted a 124.6 percent increase in the first six months of the year for the registration of its Vito Taxi. The carmaker’s three-axle and four-axle rigid trucks also recorded increases in registrations at 56.9 percent and 108.8 percent respectively.

According to Marcus Breitschwerdt, president and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz UK, the carmaker’s record-breaking numbers illustrate that with great products, attractive offers, and a committed team of hard-working people, exceptional results are achievable. Breitschwerdt thanks the carmaker’s new and returning customers for their patronage. He noted that Mercedes posted a 27.8 percent increase in new car sales and an 18.7 percent hike in fleet sales in the first half of 2012.

Topics: mercedes-benz, sales, uk

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Has Toyota started the production of a new electric supercharger? Well, a patent that was recently published indicated that they might have. And this electric supercharger looks more durable and...
by - March 27, 2017
The Tesla Model S has finally arrived in South Korean soil and is now available for test drive. But, there’s a catch. You’ll have to wait several months if you...
by - March 27, 2017
Sorry to say this to the Sport Quattro Concept fanatics. If you guys have been hoping for the production of this iconic concept to begin, prepare for your dreams to...
by - March 27, 2017
South Korean car company SsangYong recently revealed sketches of their upcoming SUV. We’re not always impressed by Korean car designs, but this one looks quite promising. Yup, it is the...
by - March 26, 2017
Twenty-eight years after the company was first launched by Toyota, which was initially targeted to the United States market only, Lexus has already made its way to over 70 countries....
by - March 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries