TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national
dealer network reported today that the company has achieved its best
November sales results ever by delivering 3,147 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter
and smart vehicles throughout the month. This represents a
month-over-month increase of 6.0%, and has helped push overall growth
ahead of last year by 1,788 units with a grand total of 33,899 vehicles
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks recorded the best
November ever with 2,745 units retailed. This is 13.8% or 332 units
ahead relative to the same period from the previous year. In total,
28,696 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been delivered by the national
network of corporate retail stores and private dealers, which is up
1,490 units or 5.5% compared to 2012 results.
A notable 1,742 passenger cars were delivered for the month, which
represents a substantial increase of 34.3% or 445 units. Passenger car
sales are ahead by 7.4% or 1,126 vehicles on a year-to-date basis with
16,254 vehicles registered. Particularly strong demand for the B-Class,
CLA-Class, C-Class and E-Class helped contribute to November's
outstanding sales results.
With 1,003 units sold, the highly coveted range of Mercedes-Benz luxury
light trucks continued to be very popular through November. Overall,
luxury light truck sales are up 3.0% this year with 12,442 vehicles
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 75.6% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 78.1% of
overall passenger car and light truck sales in November (excluding
smart reported an increase of 8.6% this month with 165 vehicles
delivered. Brisk smart fortwo electric drive sales of 62 units
significantly contributed to November's results, demonstrating
sustained customer demand for this intelligent, zero-local emission
transportation solution. smart has delivered a total of 2,073 vehicles
so far in 2013.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter division recorded 237 vans sold for the
month. This brought year-to-date sales to 3,130 vehicles, which is up
412 units or 15.2%.
The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 916 retail deliveries
throughout November. A total of 12,341 Certified Pre-Owned vehicles
have been registered by dealerships from coast-to-coast year-to-date.
"November was another record-breaking month in Canada for Mercedes-Benz,
and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to each employee and
everyone from our national retail network for a job well done," said
Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "Our dynamic,
continually expanding product range and the ongoing support of our
partners at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services are certainly two key
factors in our success, but it is also extremely important to recognize
that these stellar results would not be possible without the hard-work
and collective commitment from our talented team of professionals who
tirelessly uphold the core values of our brand every day."
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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