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Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Slight Decline in Year-to-Date Sales Compared to 2017

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Compared to 2017 sales, Mercedes-Benz USA is a little behind as it reports its March grand total sales of 31,484 (Mercedes-Benz Vans March sales registered a 3.3% increase with 2,967 units sold; smart claimed 110 units).

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“On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz recorded sales of 78,474, adding 8,186 units for Vans and 321 vehicles for smart. MBUSA’s year-to-date sales volume totaled 86,981 compared with 87,635 for the same period in 2017,” reports Mercedes-Benz.

Leading in numbers for March 2018 were the C-Class, GLC, and GLE lineups. Coming in third place with 4,573 units sold were the GLE models; second place belonged to the C-Class, which counted 4,984 units sold; first place with 6,064 units hitting the market were models from the GLC lineup.

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“While winter storms in our Northeast region certainly impacted our totals, we continue to see strong gains for our GLC, GLA and S-Class model lines,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “We expect strong SUV demand, combined with our diverse product line up, to help propel additional growth in the second quarter.”

March 2018 saw a 6.5% increase over last year’s sales in March in the category of Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) vehicles. Last year a total of 9,907 MBCPO models were sold in March. This year, the month of March recorded 10,554 MBCPO vehicles sold.

“Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 2,696 units in March, with a total of 7,619 units sold year-to-date,” reports Mercedes-Benz.