Mercedes-Benz sales grew 8% in June 2014

Article by Christian A., on July 7, 2014

The Mercedes-Benz brand posted an 8-percent surge in deliveries in June to 142,136, boosted by strong demand for its compact models. That pushed its six-month deliveries by 13 percent to 783,520 units. Ola Kaellenius, Mercedes sales chief, said in a statement that the figures place the brand on track to post a record year this 2014.

The carmaker saw deliveries of its compact vehicles jump 24 percent in the first half of the year to 215,205. Mercedes is bound to expand its four-car compact range with the CLA shooting brake next year.

The carmaker expects its global sales when it starts rolling out the next-generation C class in China and North America in September. Mercedes posted a 37.5-percent hike in deliveries in China to 135,972 in the first six months of 2014, and a 7-percent jump in the United States to 151,624.

Mercedes also logged a 7-percent climb in Europe to 352,198 in the first six months of 2014, but grew only over half of 1 percent to 125,215 in the same period.

Daimler's Smart brand posted a 17-percent slide in sales in June to just 7,335 units, paving way for a 10-percent fall in the first six months of 2014 to 46,816.

Overall, Mercedes-Benz Cars, which includes Smart, logged a 6-percent jump in sales in June to 149,471 vehicles and an 11-percent surge in deliveries in the first six months of 2014 to 830,336 units.

Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche is introducing 30 new vehicles by 2020 -- a dozen of which will have no predecessor – as part of his aim to make Mercedes become the largest luxury car maker in the world by the end of the decade.

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