TORONTO, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national
dealer network reported today that the company has delivered 3,493
Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month of
June. Overall, a total of 17,521 units have been sold by the
Mercedes-Benz Canada network of corporate retail stores and private
dealers on a year-to-date basis.
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks recorded 3,025
units retailed, which pushed total sales to 15,221 units at the end of
the second quarter. Passenger car sales amounted to 1,912 vehicles for
the month. This is up by 9.3%, and represents the best June ever on
record. The C-Class continued to be the volume leader with 1,111 units
delivered to customers.
On the luxury light trucks side, a total of 1,113 units were sold. This
was fueled by continued impressive demand for the GLK-Class and
GL-Class, with sales now ahead by 20.2% and 40.8% respectively
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 79.8% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 79.9% of
overall passenger car and light truck sales in June (excluding smart).
smart reported a total of 145 vehicles sold in June.
A total of 323 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters were delivered throughout the
month. This represents a 4.2% increase for the month, and brought
year-to-date growth to 23.7% with 1,697 vehicles retailed.
The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 1,116 units sold. A total
of 6,581 Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned vehicles have been delivered in 2013.
"The warm weather is finally here across the country, and the spike in
our convertible sales and the continued high penetration of our BlueTEC
diesel engines both reflect this," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO
of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "The spacious interiors, segment-leading
safety features and extended range offered by the BlueTEC powerplants
make the GLK-Class, M-Class and GL-Class all ideal choices for summer
road trips or frequent excursions to the cottage. On the other hand,
there are few things more pleasurable than a spirited cruise in the
country with the top down. From luxurious SUVs and sport sedans to high
performance roadsters and everything in between, we are proud to have a
product range that is well-suited to almost every transportation need
and any possible desire."
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.
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