TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national
dealer network reported today that the company has delivered 3,661
Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month. This
impressive result represents the best September ever for the group and
an increase of 19.6% for the month. With 9,856 units sold,
Mercedes-Benz Canada also reported another milestone with the best
third quarter results in the company's history. In total, 27,377 units
have been sold by the Mercedes-Benz Canada network of corporate retail
stores and private dealers year-to-date.
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks recorded 2,830
units retailed. This is up 17.6% when compared to September 2012, and
pushed total sales to 23,069 units this year. A total of 1,490
passenger cars were delivered, which amounts to an increase of 16.5%
for the month. The new E-Class family of vehicles continued to be a
very popular choice for Canadians, and sales of the C-Class remained
brisk through September.
Luxury light truck sales were up 18.8% for the month with a total of
1,340 units sold. This outstanding figure was fueled by sustained
demand across the entire vehicle range. For example, retail deliveries
of GLK-Class and GL-Class were ahead by 20.1% and 66.7% respectively in
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 77.6% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 79.0% of
overall passenger car and light truck sales in September (excluding
smart reported strong sales in September with a total of 435 vehicles
retailed. This equates to an overall increase of 12.7% for the month,
and brings year-to-date sales to 1,676 units.
A total of 396 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters were delivered throughout
September. This represents a 47.2% increase for the month, and helped
boost overall growth for the division to 29.3% with 2,632 units sold.
The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 1,226 retail deliveries
throughout September. A grand total of 10,231 Certified Pre-Owned units
have been sold by dealerships across the country year-to-date.
"I am extremely pleased that our highly coveted product range and the
hard work and determination of our employees and national dealer
network have resulted in the company's best third quarter results
ever," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada.
"We enter the final quarter of 2013 with exciting momentum, a further
expanded product portfolio including the dynamic new CLA-Class and the
highly anticipated flagship S-Class, and a continued commitment to
provide a sales and service experience that exceeds our customer's high
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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