Mercedes-Benz Canada maintains pace for banner year

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network announced today that a total of 3,562 units were delivered throughout the month of November. These results helped propel year-to-date growth to 10.6%, with 41,105 vehicles delivered in 2015 which exceeds last year's record breaking total of 40,555 units sold.

A total of 3,155 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks were retailed this month and year-to-date growth now stands at a tremendous 15.9% or an additional 4,943 units sold overall compared to the same time period last year. This continued growth was fueled by the performance of the B-Class, new generation C-Class, E-Class Coupe and Sedan, S-Class Coupe, GLA, and GL-Class this month.

Mercedes-Benz Vans reported a notable month with a total of 348 units delivered. This total represents a significant 29.4% increase for the month, placing year-to-date growth for the division at 17.3% or 653 more units, with a total of 4,433 vans sold in 2015.

The diesel take rate for luxury cars and light trucks was 65.2%, while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 94.1% of overall passenger car and light truck sales (excluding smart).

smart reported a total of 59 vehicles sold in November.

For the seventh time this year, the Mercedes-Benz Canada Pre-Owned division has achieved its best month on record, with a staggering 1,226 vehicles sold in November or 18.5% compared to last year. Year-to-date sales now total of 14,496 units, for an increase of 1,282 units or 9.7%. Furthermore, Certified Pre-Owned sales grew by an impressive 24.1% for the month of November and by 13.7% for the year, accounting for 81.2% of the total Pre-Owned volume.

"Strong momentum has been steadily building throughout 2015 and we have now exceeded our previous best year's sales results," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "These outstanding year-over-year results are a testament to our diverse vehicle range, as well as the continued determination of the entire dealer network and support from our partners at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. All employees should be commended for their efforts in continuing to meet the needs of our valued customers; however, we must not rest on our laurels now as there is still much work to do in closing the fourth quarter."

Reuss added, "This month we were honoured to receive the 2016 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year "Best New" Award for the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupe and 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Sedan in the Prestige/Performance and Sports/Performance (over $50k) categories respectively. In addition, we are pleased to note that the S-Class was named Le Guide de l'auto/The Car Guide's 2016 "Best Buy" in the Coupes over $100K category."

About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the Mercedes-Benz and AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,400 people in 21 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 11 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 46 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 40,555 vehicles in 2014. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada.

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

For further information: JoAnne Caza, 416-847-7550, joanne.caza@mercedes-benz.ca; Nathalie Gravel, 416-847-7509, nathalie.gravel@mercedes-benz.ca. Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available on the internet at: www.media.mercedes-benz.ca

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