Mercedes-Benz Canada reports record-breaking September sales and the company's best third quarter results ever

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network reported today that the company has delivered 3,661 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month. This impressive result represents the best September ever for the group and an increase of 19.6% for the month. With 9,856 units sold, Mercedes-Benz Canada also reported another milestone with the best third quarter results in the company's history. In total, 27,377 units have been sold by the Mercedes-Benz Canada network of corporate retail stores and private dealers year-to-date.

Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks recorded 2,830 units retailed. This is up 17.6% when compared to September 2012, and pushed total sales to 23,069 units this year. A total of 1,490 passenger cars were delivered, which amounts to an increase of 16.5% for the month. The new E-Class family of vehicles continued to be a very popular choice for Canadians, and sales of the C-Class remained brisk through September.

Luxury light truck sales were up 18.8% for the month with a total of 1,340 units sold. This outstanding figure was fueled by sustained demand across the entire vehicle range. For example, retail deliveries of GLK-Class and GL-Class were ahead by 20.1% and 66.7% respectively in September.

The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 77.6% for the month, while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 79.0% of overall passenger car and light truck sales in September (excluding smart).

smart reported strong sales in September with a total of 435 vehicles retailed. This equates to an overall increase of 12.7% for the month, and brings year-to-date sales to 1,676 units.

A total of 396 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters were delivered throughout September. This represents a 47.2% increase for the month, and helped boost overall growth for the division to 29.3% with 2,632 units sold.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 1,226 retail deliveries throughout September. A grand total of 10,231 Certified Pre-Owned units have been sold by dealerships across the country year-to-date.

"I am extremely pleased that our highly coveted product range and the hard work and determination of our employees and national dealer network have resulted in the company's best third quarter results ever," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "We enter the final quarter of 2013 with exciting momentum, a further expanded product portfolio including the dynamic new CLA-Class and the highly anticipated flagship S-Class, and a continued commitment to provide a sales and service experience that exceeds our customer's high expectations."

About Mercedes-Benz Canada

Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the three brands within the Mercedes-Benz Group in Canada: Mercedes-Benz, AMG and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,450 people in 21 locations across Canada.  Through a nationwide network of 12 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 41 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 35,503 vehicles in 2012, the best year ever reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.


SOURCE: Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

For further information:

JoAnne Caza
416-847-7550 
joanne.caza@mercedes-benz.ca

Michael Minielly 
416-847-7509 
michael.minielly@mercedes-benz.ca

Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available on the internet at: www.media.mercedes-benz.ca


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