This week the good news keeps rolling in for popular luxury and exotic car brands. Most recently, Mercedes-Benz is joining the ranks of high-performing brands with over a million cars delivered in the first half of 2016. This is a new record for the company and represents double-digit growth to the tune of 12.1 percent.
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A total of 1,006,619 vehicles were delivered in the short, six-month period, with 188,444 delivered in June alone. The company attributes much of this year’s success to it’s SUV line, which has recently undergone much renewal. The SUV sales represent one-third of total sales for the Mercedes-Benz family of vehicles. The success marks record sales months for 40 months in a row for the company. With the recent release of the Mercedes-AMG GT R, the luxury maker is well on it’s way to another successful year.
|June 2016||Change in %||Jan.-June 2016||Change in %|
|Mercedes-Benz unit sales in the region/market|
|– thereof Germany||28,790||+7.4||142,756||+7.8|
|– thereof Japan||6,356||+0.4||32,120||-1.4|
|– thereof China||39,462||+21.4||219,999||+33.1|
|– thereof USA||28,473||+1.5||162,777||-1.3|