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

TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network announced today that a record-breaking total of 3,529 units were delivered throughout the month of July. These exceptional sales results represented a month-over-month increase of 14.3% or 442 additional units, resulting in Mercedes-Benz Canada's best July ever. Year-to-date total sales now stand at 25,794 units, up 15%.

A total of 3,071 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks were retailed this month. This was ahead of last July's results by 26.4% and helped push overall sales to 22,541 vehicles this year. A total of 1,642 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars were delivered for the month, up 13.2%. This was fueled by brisk demand for the C-Class and the S-Class.

On the luxury light trucks side, sales were up by an impressive 45.8% for the month with a total of 1,429 units sold. Strong sales across the entire SUV line-up contributed to July's record-breaking success, bolstered through impressive performances by the GLA and GLK.

Mercedes-Benz Vans sales continued to grow in July with sales up 5% when compared to last year. These results helped propel year-to-date growth to 15%.   

The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 55.2%, while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 91.3% of overall passenger car and light truck sales (excluding smart).

smart reported a total of 77 vehicles sold in July.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported July sales of 1,294 units, for a year-to-date increase of 9.9% or 819 units. Year-to-year Certified Pre-Owned sales grew by 15.8% which accounts for 83.4% of the total pre-owned volume.

"As we entered the second half of the year, I am pleased to say that sales have been as hot as the record highs we have experienced these past weeks. We are also delighted that the company has maintained its record breaking momentum into the summer months," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "In July, we were excited to introduce the latest addition to the widely successful portfolio of Mercedes-Benz SUVs: the GLE Coupe. This all-new model combines the sportiness and agility of a coupe, with the versatility and strength of an SUV. Its spacious interior, segment-leading safety features and extended range make it the ideal choice for summer road trips or frequent excursions to the cottage."  

JULY 2015

MTD

YTD

2015

2014

%

2015

2014

%

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

3,071

2,430

26.4%

22,541

18,797

19.9%

smart

77

294

-73.8%

447

1,198

-62.7%

Mercedes-Benz Vans

381

363

5.0%

2,806

2,441

15.0%

TOTAL

3,529

3,087

14.3%

25,794

22,436

15.0%

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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