TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada reported today that the
group delivered a total of 1,564 Mercedes-Benz and smart units
throughout the month. In addition, this month the company proudly
celebrated the 125th anniversary of the automobile, with the original patent being filed by
Carl Benz for his three-wheeled motor car on January 29th, 1886.
A total of 1,402 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks
were retailed in January. Strong B-Class, C-Class, CL-Class, S-Class,
M-Class and R-Class model sales contributed to January's results. Sales
of the B-Class and S-Class were ahead by 36.7% and 33.3% respectively
for the month.
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 79.5% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 76.2% of
overall passenger car and light truck sales in January (excluding
A total of 80 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter units, and 82 smart fortwos were
delivered to customers throughout the month.
Mercedes-Benz Pre-owned sales reported 625 vehicles delivered for the
month. This represents the best January sales for Mercedes-Benz
Pre-owned, and an increase of 123 units or 24.5% compared to January
"In January, we celebrated a significant milestone by marking 125 years
since the original patent application was filed by our company's
founding father, revolutionizing transportation and ultimately laying
the foundation for all present-day passenger cars," said Marcus
Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "As the
inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz innovations have continued to
set benchmarks in the automotive sector. Our historic commitment to
always offer customers the absolute best, combined with our collective
ambition to lead the industry, are proud components of our heritage
that will continue to remain key factors for future growth as we invest
in research and development to constantly 'reinvent' the automobile."
About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service
of the four brands within the Mercedes-Benz Group in Canada:
Mercedes-Benz, smart, AMG, and Maybach. Headquartered in Toronto,
Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,250 people
in 19 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 14
Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 39 authorized dealerships,
Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 31,651 vehicles in 2010, the best year ever
reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
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