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Mercedes Delivers Over 1.35 Million Cars in 2018 so Far

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Mercedes-Benz is on a complete roll in 2018, having delivered a record amount of cars across the world. They have recently announced that their sales in the first seven months of 2018 are up 2.4%, which is a brand-new record. The total amount of passenger cars that were delivered hit 1,356,350 examples so far this year, an incredible amount. As for last month, Mercedes-Benz saw their second best July ever, even though the number of vehicles sold worldwide was down -7.9%.

S-Class model sales increased in July by 16.5% (4,906 units). In Germany, sales doubled for the S-Class, while Japan’s sales of the cars actually quadrupled. Another notable Mercedes range that showed up with big numbers were their SUVs. Across the world, 484,275 Mercedes-Benz SUVs were delivered, a growth of 7.7%.

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“Never before have so many customers taken delivery of their new Mercedes-Benz in the first seven months of a year. Since the beginning of 2018, we have increased our unit sales by 2.3 percent to more than 1.35 million passenger cars sold,” stated Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales. “Since the market launch of the C-Class Saloon and Estate, more than 9.5 million of these models have already been sold. Since July, our new models of the C-Class family have been in the showrooms of the European dealerships, with whom we intend to continue the success story of our bestselling series.”

Overview of Mercedes-Benz Cars Unit Sales

July 2018 Change in % Jan.-July 2018 Change in %
Mercedes-Benz 167,518 -7.9 1,356,350 +2.3
smart 11,404 +11.1 77,064 -3.8
Mercedes-Benz Cars 178,922 -6.8 1,433,414 +1.9
Mercedes-Benz unit sales in the regions/markets    
Europe 65,568 -13.9 542,358 -3.2
– thereof Germany 22,272 -16.5 173,721 -2.7
Asia-Pacific 73,484 +4.6 566,842 +11.4
– thereof China 52,616 +8.3 392,780 +15.1
NAFTA 24,884 -19.0 216,133 -3.6
– thereof USA 20,034 -22.7 178,882 -4.8