Mercedes-Benz sold 100,500 vehicles in October, standing for a 13.6% increase – its 12th consecutive month of double-digit growth in volumes. The Daimler AG luxury car brand said last Friday that China is still the single fastest-growing market for the brand but that Germany sales rose disproportionately faster than in other parts of the globe.
Mercedes sales chief Joachim Schmidt gave a statement, indicating that its accomplishment in Germany “played a major role in this development.”
He said that the brand reached a market share of 11.1%, the highest level since October 2008. A little over 25% of all Mercedes sales last month came from Germany. US accounted for 18% while China had 13%.
Mercedes-Benz reported that all of its product segments, from its compact cars to the SUVs, have grown in October. Sales of its S-Class sedan for instance went up 28%, totalling 6,000 units, allowing the company to continue being at the top of its class for the months of January to October even if other companies were coming out with new models.
Starting from January, the growth has reached 29%. Even the CL is being received rather well by the market, with a reported sales increase of 13%. Continuing to be popular is the E-Class with both the sedan and estate retaining top position for this respective segment at the start of the year.
Total customer deliveries reached 20,800 units, a 17% increase compared to the prior year. For the first nine months of the current year, deliveries increased by 52%. Its C-Class sedan also continued to dominate the market from the months of January to October with a 16% increase in the last month.
A new record was also established by the estate with a 21% increase in sales. SUV sales also made a new record with 18,400 customers, representing an increase of 22%, reflecting a preference for this model in this particular segment in October.
All the different model ranges also experienced increased sales figures. The GLK for example went up by 27% while the M-Class increased 7%.
The R-Class was a surprise with an almost 100% increase. The G-Class displayed an 11% increase with the GL up at 28%. Even the sales of the A-Class and the B-Class also showed increases, up 4% compared to the prior year at 19,700 units.