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Mercedes-Benz Canada reaches for the stars in November

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TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - With one month remaining in 2017, Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network are pleased to report the company has already set a new record for total annual sales. Mercedes-Benz Canada has retailed 48,625 units year-to-date (+8.9%), surpassing the previous record for total annual sales that was set in 2016 (48,320 units). Monthly sales of 4,534 vehicles have contributed to this result, which marked an increase of 7.9% over November 2016.

Year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz Canada has retailed 42,403 passenger vehicles and luxury light trucks, a growth of 12.7% over the same period in 2016. That number comprises 21,331 passenger cars (+8.0%) and 21,072 luxury light trucks (+17.8%). (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)

Year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz Canada has retailed 42,403 passenger vehicles and luxury light trucks, a growth of 12.7% over the same period in 2016. That number comprises 21,331 passenger cars (+8.0%) and 21,072 luxury light trucks (+17.8%). Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 3,902 passenger cars and luxury light trucks (+12.6%) in November, of which the former constituted 1,792 units and the latter 2,110.

Mercedes-Benz Vans has delivered 5,878 units (+9.2%) so far in 2017, bolstered by sales of 611 units in November (+24.7%). Year-to-date, the number of Sprinter Cab Chassis and Metris Cargo and Passenger vans delivered increased by 66.5% and 39.7%, respectively. Compared with November 2016, the Sprinter Cab Chassis saw a remarkable 628.6% increase in monthly sales, while the number of Metris Passenger and Cargo vans retailed grew by 200.0%.

21 smart fortwo vehicles were delivered in November.

Year-to-date, the Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division sold 15,937 units (+7.6%), of which 12,491 were Certified Pre-Owned. The division reported its best-ever November results with 1,263 units delivered over the course of the month, including 906 Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

"The steady arrival of our 2018 models has resulted in a strong performance across all model lines, in particular our E-Class and S-Class models and the luxury mid-size GLC SUV and Coupe," says Brian D. Fulton, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "Though we've already broken last year's sales record, we are aiming to close the year with a strong final push and to ring in 2018 on a high note."

 November 2017

MTD

YTD

2017

2016

%

2017

2016

%

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

3,902

3,464

12.6

42,403

37,637

12.7

smart

21

247

-91.5

344

1,647

-79.1

Mercedes-Benz Vans

611

490

24.7

5,878

5,383

9.2

TOTAL

4,534

4,201

7.9

48,625

44,667

8.9

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.

Further information from Mercedes-Benz Canada is available at www.media.mercedes-benz.ca.

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

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