- Diesel models sales soar
TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada reported today that a total
of 1,078 units were registered for the month. On the Mercedes-Benz side, 984
units were delivered representing a gain of 56 units or a 6% increase compared
to February 2006 while we saw a year-to-date growth of 19.5%. A total of 94
smart fortwos were sold this month.
Strong B-Class, C-Class, M-Class and Diesel models contributed to this
February's success. The four Mercedes-Benz Diesel model line-up which includes
the E320 BLUETEC, ML320 CDI, R320 CDI and GL320 CDI accounted for 41% of the
combined volume of those four respective classes.
Total Mercedes-Benz passenger car sales were up by 3.3% for the month and
ahead by 220 units or 19.3% on a year-to-date basis, bringing the total to
1,357 units for the first two months of the year.
On the luxury light truck side, the M-Class, R-Class and GL-Class
continued to show growth with a combined 14.9% increase over last February and
a 19.9% increase against year-to-date 2006.
Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada said,
"Our four Mercedes-Benz diesel models generated remarkable sales results in
February. Earlier this month, we also won the Automobile Journalists
Association of Canada's award for Best Technology for our BLUETEC diesel
technology. Our smart fortwos equipped with diesel engines continue to sell
well. The overall results confirm that Canadians across the country are most
definitely eager to support our commitment to clean diesel technology."
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