TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national
dealer network reported today that the company has retailed 2,970
Mercedes-Benz and smart units throughout November. This brings overall
growth for the group to 7.3% or 2,174 units with a grand total of
32,111 vehicles delivered year-to-date.
A total of 2,413 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks
were sold in November. Mercedes-Benz passenger car and luxury light
truck sales show an overall gain of 4.1% or 1,070 units with 27,206
vehicles retailed in 2012.
Passenger car sales totaled 1,297 units for the month. This was fueled
by particularly notable E-Class, S-Class and SL-Class sales, and the
start of sales for the all-new next generation B-Class.
On the luxury light truck side, a total of 1,116 vehicles were
delivered. The new G-Class performed exceptionally well, and sustained
demand across the entire SUV range helped propel year-to-date growth to
16.8% with 12,078 units retailed.
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 79.8% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 86.6% of
overall passenger car and luxury light truck sales in November
smart reported a total of 152 vehicles sold. This represents an increase
of 17.8% for the month, and helped bring year-to-date growth to 30.8%
with 2,187 smart fortwos sold so far in 2012.
The Mercedes-Benz Vans division reported an 88.4% sales increase in
November with 405 Sprinter units. A total of 2,718 Sprinters have been
retailed year-to-date, which represents a gain of 27.7%.
Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned sales achieved their best November results ever
with 1,018 vehicles retailed. This represents an increase of 5.6% for
the month, and brings overall growth to 10.6% or 1,297 units with a
total of 13,492 Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz cars and luxury light
"We are extremely pleased to officially welcome the first units of the
highly anticipated 2013 B-Class to dealerships across Canada, and
vehicles will continue to arrive in greater numbers throughout the next
few months as we ramp up production," said Tim A. Reuss, President and
CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "In November, we also received further
validation of our tremendously coveted product line-up with the M-Class
and GL-Class being named the 2013 Auto123.com Luxury Midsize Utility of
the Year and Luxury Large Utility of the Year respectively. Our
impressive product range combined with attractive offers from our
partners at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services continues to position us
well as we enter the final month of 2012."
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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