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Best-ever June results help Mercedes-Benz Canada break half-year sales record

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TORONTO, July 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network are pleased to announce that the company has delivered a total of 26,473 units in 2017, an increase of 9.9% over 2016. This impressive result represents the company's best-ever performance for the first half of the year. With 5,060 units delivered, a best-ever June result, Mercedes-Benz Canada also surpassed its previous record for second-quarter sales: 13,967 units were retailed between April 1 and June 30, up from the previous record of 13,257 which was set in 2016.

Mercedes-Benz Canada has delivered a total of 26,473 units in 2017, an increase of 9.9% over 2016. (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)

In June, 2,155 passenger cars were retailed, representing an 8.2% increase over the same period last year. These results were bolstered by strong sales of the E-Class (+67.6%) and S-Class (+92.6%) families of vehicles. The newly-introduced C-Class Cabriolet has also proved to be very popular. These strong June results brought the number of units sold in the passenger car segment this year to 12,207, an increase of 14.1% over 2016.

Over the course of the month, sales of luxury light trucks rose by an impressive 28.3% for a total of 2,296 units retailed. The GLC SUV continued its upward sales trajectory (+113.9%) in June, as did the GLS (+59.2%). Year-to-date, the segment has retailed 10,861 units, for a growth of 10.3% over 2016.

In June, 1,023 Mercedes-AMG units were delivered, which contributed to record-breaking second-quarter results for the brand: between April 1 and June 30, a total of 3,079 units were retailed – a 65.8% increase over the same period in 2016. Year-to-date, the number of Mercedes-AMG models sold increased to 5,575 (+74.8%).

Mercedes-Benz Vans has reported 3,222 units sold in 2017, representing an increase of 9.7%. Strong sales of the CabChassis (+49.3%) and of the Metris Cargo and Metris Passenger Vans (+19.7%) supported this result.

34 smart fortwo vehicles were delivered in June.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division recorded its best-ever overall June results, with 1,700 units retailed (+9.7%), as well as its best-ever Certified Pre-Owned June results, with 1,316 vehicles delivered (+4.1%). Year-to-date, the number of pre-owned vehicles sold reached 8,603 (+5.2%), of which 6,969 were Certified Pre-Owned.

"There is a terrific energy at Mercedes-Benz Canada right now. Our employees, dealer network, and colleagues at Mercedes-Benz Financial services deserve a lot of credit for giving us so much to celebrate in the months leading up to Canada's 150th anniversary," says Brian D. Fulton, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "This national milestone inspired us to create CabriOCanada 150, a coast-to-coast media adventure that showcased our impressive lineup of cabriolets and roadsters against the backdrop of our country's stunning scenery. It's fair to say that we have much to be thankful for as we head into the second half of 2017."

 JUNE 2017

MTD

YTD

2017

2016

%

2017

2016

%

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

4,451

3,781

17.7

23,068

20,549

12.3

smart

34

31

9.7

183

600

-69.5

Mercedes-Benz Vans

575

661

-13.0

3,222

2,938

9.7

TOTAL

5,060

4,473

13.1

26,473

24,087

9.9

 

About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,500 people in 21 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 11 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 48 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 48,320 vehicles in 2016. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the third consecutive year.

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

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