TORONTO, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national
dealer network reported today that the company has retailed a total of
3,405 Mercedes-Benz and smart units throughout the month. May's sales
figures helped push overall growth this year to 9.0% or 1,213 units,
with 14,687 vehicles delivered so far in 2012.
Mercedes-Benz passenger car and luxury light truck sales recorded 2,875
units sold. This helped propel year-over-year growth to 10.2% or 1,194
units, with a grand total of 12,909 Mercedes-Benz vehicles delivered
Passenger car sales amounted to 1,703 units in May, which was fueled by
impressive C-Class, E-Class, SLK-Class, SL-Class and CLS-Class sales.
With 75 units delivered, the SLK-Class posted impressive sales gains
for the month. In addition, demand for the next generation 2013
SL-Class proved exceptionally strong with 71 vehicles retailed.
On the luxury light truck side, a total of 1,172 units were delivered.
This is ahead 3.7% for the month, and brought overall growth to 34.7%
for the year. The continued sales increases can be attributed to solid
performances across the entire vehicle range and particularly buoyant
M-Class and GL-Class sales, which were ahead 49.8% and 19.5%
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 77.3% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 85.5% of
overall passenger car and light truck sales in May (excluding smart).
smart reported a total of 323 vehicles sold in May, which is ahead 20.5%
for the month.
A total of 207 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters were delivered throughout the
month. With 1,062 units delivered this year, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter sales are
ahead 11.9% or 113 units in 2012.
The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 1,406 units sold, which
was the best May ever for Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned sales in Canada. This
represents an increase of 11.4% for the month, and pushed overall
growth to 24.2% or 1,157 vehicles with 5,941 Pre-Owned units delivered
"I am pleased with the overall results in May as we continued to see
strong demand and impressive sales across our entire model range. In
fact, on a year-to-date basis, we are ahead of last year's
record-breaking results by an impressive margin," said Tim A. Reuss,
President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "We gathered in Halifax with
our dealers from across Canada this month for our annual meeting, and I
continue to be impressed and inspired by their level of engagement. We
share a genuine excitement regarding our stellar product range and the
potential that exists for the future, and I look forward to seeing what
we can collectively achieve with this exceptional team of
About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service
of the four brands within the Mercedes-Benz Group in Canada:
Mercedes-Benz, smart, AMG, and Maybach. Headquartered in Toronto,
Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,300 people
in 19 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 13
Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 40 authorized dealerships,
Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 32,914 vehicles in 2011, the best year ever
reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
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