Mercedes-Benz Canada reports the company's best August ever

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network announced today that a record-breaking total of 3,728 units were delivered throughout the month of August. These outstanding sales results represented a month-over-month increase of 20.0% or 621 additional units, resulting in Mercedes-Benz Canada's best August ever. Year-to-date total sales now stand at 29,522 units, up 15.6%.

A total of 3,283 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks were retailed this month. This was ahead of last August's results by 30.5% and helped push overall sales to 25,824 vehicles this year. A total of 1,662 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars were delivered for the month, up 10.8%. This result was bolstered by another excellent month for the CLA, C-Class and S-Class models.

On the luxury light trucks side, sales were up by an exceptional 59.5% for the month with a total of 1,621 units sold. The excellent performance was fueled by strong results across the entire SUV line-up and brisk demand for the outgoing ML and GLK Classes as well as the incoming GLE SUV and GLE Coupe.  

Mercedes-Benz Vans had a solid month with a total of 379 units delivered in August. This was a 21.9% increase for the month, and propelled year-to-date growth for the division to 15.7% or 433 more units, with 3,185 vans retailed.

The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 59.1%, while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 92.8% of overall passenger car and light truck sales (excluding smart).

smart reported a total of 66 vehicles sold in August.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported August sales of 1,310 units for an increase of 6.1% when compared to last year. These results represent a year-to-date increase of 9.4% with a total of 10,378 units sold this year. Certified Pre-Owned sales grew by 5.6% for the month and by 14.5% for the year and account for 82.2% of the total pre-owned volume.

"I am extremely pleased that we have recorded our best summer on record," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "There is no doubt in my mind that this type of impressive performance is the result of concerted synergies throughout the entire dealer network. As we look ahead to the coming fall season, more GLE and GLE Coupes will arrive in the Canadian marketplace. As such, Mercedes-Benz Canada is well positioned to continue the success it has realized so far on the luxury light truck side. I wish to commend and thank everyone for their unwavering dedication this past summer, and for continuing to maintain the highest possible level of quality and service for our valued customers."  

AUGUST 2015

MTD

YTD

2015

2014

%

2015

2014

%

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

3,283

2,516

30.5%

25,824

21,313

21.2%

smart

66

280

-76.4%

513

1,478

-65.3%

Mercedes-Benz Vans

379

311

21.9%

3,185

2,752

15.7%

TOTAL

3,728

3,107

20.0%

29,522

25,543

15.6%

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 1,500 people in 23 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 13 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 44 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.

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

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

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