Mercedes-Benz Sets September Sales Record
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced yesterday that it recorded its best September ever last month, with sales totaling 32,087 units. That’s a 6.0% increase over September of last year, when the luxury brand managed to sell 30,271 models here in the States. Including Sprinter and smart sales, Mercedes has moved a whopping 275,596 units this year, through the end of September. That’s a 6.4% increase over the same time period last year.
Leading the pack were the C-Class, E-Class, and GLE-Class models. Strong numbers from the GLE-Class should be encouraging to MB execs, as the model was just recently introduced to the US market. In total, Mercedes moved 3,492 GLE-Class vehicles. Meanwhile, Mercedes dealers moved 7,660 C-Class units and 4,137 E-Class units off the lots.
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AMG performance vehicles also saw incredible success, in the neighborhood of +159.1%. That’s right—with 1,858 AMG units sold last month, Mercedes-AMG saw a year-over-year increase of 159.1%. Year-to-date, those sales are up 28.7%.
But it’s not just new models that are selling like hotcakes—or hot cars, rather. Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned sales reached 11,397, a 31.8% increase over September 2014.
“Record September sales fueled the best-ever third-quarter results in our history,” remarked Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. “The robust demand for SUVs continues with the strong performance of our new GLE and GLE-Coupe.”
Sales are expected to continue to increase as more 2016 models arrive at dealerships this year.
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