TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national
dealer network today reported that a record-breaking total of 2,865
Mercedes-Benz and smart units were delivered in October. This
represents an increase of 16.0% for the month, and pushes year-to-date
growth to 4.3% with 26,908 units retailed in 2011.
A total of 2,614 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks
were delivered throughout the month, which is ahead 18.0% for the month
and 2.0% year-to-date. With a total of 1,317 passenger cars and 1,297
luxury light trucks delivered, October sales were up 9.2% and 28.4%
respectively for the month.
Strong C-Class, E-Class, CLS-Class, S-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, R-Class
and GL-Class model sales contributed to October's success. Sales of the
C-Class were ahead an impressive 27.0% for the month. Fuelled by sales
of the all-new 2012 model, the M-Class reported an exceptional month
with a total of 615 units retailed.
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 76.8% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 81.5% of
overall passenger car and luxury light truck sales (excluding smart).
smart reported a total of 98 vehicles sold in October. Year-to-date,
1,543 smart fortwos have been delivered to customers across Canada.
A total of 153 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters were delivered for the month.
Sprinter sales are ahead 17.7% for the month, and up a notable 80.9% on
a year-to-date basis.
Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned sales reported their best October ever with
1,245 units sold. This represents an increase of 376 units or 43.3% on
a monthly basis, and brings year-to-date growth to 26.9% with 11,231
Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz units retailed so far this year.
"This month we recorded strong overall sales growth for both
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks, allowing us to
continue to surpass previously established sales thresholds and report
another record-breaking month for the three-pointed star in Canada,"
said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "We also
celebrated additional successes in October by earning two prestigious
awards from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. The 2012
Mercedes-Benz C 350 4MATIC Sedan was named the Best New Luxury Car, and
the Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC earned the Best New Prestige Car
(over $75,000), further substantiating the undeniable appeal of our
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 31,651 vehicles in 2010, the best year ever
reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
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