TORONTO, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national
dealer network reported today that the company has retailed a total of
3,586 Mercedes-Benz and smart units in June. This represents an
increase of 9.1% for the month, and propels year-to-date growth to 9.0%
with an impressive 18,273 units delivered throughout the first half of
2012. In addition, Mercedes-Benz Canada also celebrated the best second
quarter results in the company's history with 10,020 units delivered in
the last three months.
A total of 3,035 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks
were sold in June, which is ahead 8.9% for the month. With 15,944 units
delivered year-to-date, overall sales showed a gain of 9.9% or 1,441
Passenger car sales added up to 1,749 units in June, which was ahead
2.4% for the month and fueled by strong C-Class, E-Class, CLS-Class,
S-Class and SL-Class sales. An impressive total of 1,126 C-Class Sedans
and Coupes were retailed in Canada in June, while S-Class sales were
also up a notable 17.6% for the month.
On the luxury light truck side, a total of 1,286 units were delivered.
This is up a noteworthy 19.1% for the month, which pushed year-to-date
growth to 31.6% or 1,702 units, with 7,092 vehicles sold in the first
half of 2012. These record-breaking sales increases can be attributed
to particularly strong and sustained demand for the GLK-Class, GL-Class
and the all-new M-Class.
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 80.6% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 86.6% of
overall passenger car and light truck sales in June (excluding smart).
smart reported a total of 241 vehicles sold in June, which represents an
increase of 12.1%. A total of 957 smart fortwos have been retailed so
far in 2012.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter sales posted gains of 9.5% in June with 310 units
retailed throughout the month. A total of 1,372 units have been
delivered year-to-date, which equates to an increase of 11.4% or 140
units so far in 2012.
The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 1,417 vehicles retailed,
which is the best June ever and equates to a month-over-month growth
rate of 5.7%. With full dealer engagement, Certified Pre-Owned sales
finished with not only the best June ever recorded, but also the best
quarter ever achieved. At the conclusion of the first half of 2012,
Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned sales in Canada were ahead 20.2% or 1,234 units
with 7,358 vehicles delivered.
"As we look back on the first half of 2012, we are all extremely proud
about our many significant accomplishments. Together with our
hard-working and incredibly supportive dealer network, we continued to
launch fascinating new products and consistently surpassed many sales
milestones that were achieved last year," said Tim A. Reuss, President
and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "With 2013 models arriving in
dealerships in greater numbers soon coupled with competitive offers
from our partners at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, we are entering
the second half of the year with continued determination to sustain
this exciting momentum."
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 1,300 people
in 19 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 13
Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 40 authorized dealerships,
Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 32,914 vehicles in 2011, the best year ever
reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available on the internet at: www.media.mercedes-benz.ca
SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
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