TORONTO, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national
dealer network reported today that the company has delivered a grand
total of 3,300 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles during the
month of May. Overall, a total of 14,028 units have been sold through
the Mercedes-Benz Canadian retail network year-to-date.
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks recorded 2,820
units retailed. In total, passenger car sales amounted to 1,618
vehicles for the month. On the luxury light trucks side, a total of
1,202 units were sold. This represents an increase of 2.6% compared to
May 2012, and can be attributed to particularly notable GLK-Class and
The C-Class continued to be an extremely popular choice among Canadians
with 973 vehicles delivered. In addition, a total of 565 GLK-Class
units and 259 GL-Class units were sold, which is ahead 14.6% and 62.9%
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 73.9% for the month,
while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 83.4% of
overall passenger car and light truck sales in May (excluding smart).
smart reported a total of 139 vehicles sold in May.
A total of 341 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters were delivered throughout the
month. These outstanding results represent a 64.7% increase for the
month, and helped propel year-to-date growth to 29.4%.
The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 1,338 vehicles sold. A
total of 5,465 Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned vehicles have been delivered so
far in 2013.
"I am pleased with May's sales performance and happy that our diesel
success story in Canada continues. As expected, we have experienced
very favourable consumer reaction to the new GLK 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC,
and the GL-Class continues to be a top choice in this country," said
Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "The
excitement is continuing to build at our dealerships as we welcome the
redesigned 2014 E-Class to our model range and look forward to the
launch of the stylish new CLA-Class and flagship S-Class later this
year. These highly anticipated vehicles all demonstrate our unrelenting
commitment to innovation, and will help ensure that the three pointed
star continues to lead the way in the premium segment."
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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