Mercedes-Benz Canada reports best July ever

    Mercedes-Benz passenger and light truck sales were up by 24.4% in July

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada announced today that its
July results were the best ever recorded with a total of 1,495 combined
Mercedes-Benz and smart sales for June, up by 22.2% or an increase of 272
units. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz and smart sales are now ahead by
716 units or a gain of 6.8%.
    A record 1,176 Mercedes-Benz units, best ever for July, was also
reported; it represented an increase of 231 units or a 24.4% improvement
against last year's July sales. At the end of seven months, Mercedes-Benz
sales are tracking well ahead by 11.4% at 9,252 units.
    A total of 319 smart fortwos were sold in July, an increase of 14.7%
versus last July sales while the year-to-date seven month results totalled
1,953 units.
    Mercedes-Benz passenger car sales were posted at 825 units for July, up
by 172 units or a gain 26.3%. Year-to-date sales were pegged at 6,949 units or
a 10.6% gain. B-Class and E-Class sales continued to perform extremely well in
July, up respectively by 128.8% and 115.6%.
    On the luxury light truck side, 351 M-Class, R-Class and GL-Class were
delivered in July, resulting in an improvement of 20.2%. A total of 51% of the
SUVs sold were 320 CDI diesel models. Year-to-date, the light trucks accounted
for a 14.2% increase at 2,303 units.
    In the pre-owned division, a total of 462 units were retailed in July. On
a year-to-date basis, a total of 3,610 units have been retailed, 203 units
ahead of last year's first seven months or a gain of 6%.
    Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada said,
"July is most often not an easy month in our business but for Mercedes-Benz
Canada, I am happy to report that July was the fourth consecutive month of
all-time records for this year. I am well aware that everyone worked
particularly hard this month to maintain this exciting momentum. Great efforts
were also expended to build out the remaining 2007 models and to pre-sell the
new exciting 2008 models, including the all-new C-Class that will be arriving
in our showrooms shortly."

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