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Mercedes-Benz Canada warms up to spring with record April sales

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Mercedes-Benz Canada warms up to spring with record April sales

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TORONTO, May 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network are pleased to report a record-breaking April result: 4,727 Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, vans, and smart units were retailed throughout the month, for an 8.5% increase over April 2017. Year-to-date, the company kept pace with last year's results, delivering a total of 16,867 vehicles.

Notably, the luxury light truck segment saw the most growth: monthly sales reached 2,314 units (+45.2%), bringing year-to-date sales to 7,914 vehicles (up 19.1% over this time last year). (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)

The luxury manufacturer also achieved its best-ever April results for sales of its passenger vehicles, with 4,088 passenger cars and luxury light trucks delivered representing a 7.4% increase over 2017. Notably, the luxury light truck segment saw the most growth: monthly sales reached 2,314 units (+45.2%), bringing year-to-date sales to 7,914 vehicles (up 19.1% over this time last year). As in previous months, these results were bolstered by the popular GLE SUV and Coupe, which saw an increase of 71.8% compared to April 2017 and 44.1% year-to-date, as well as the GLC SUV and Coupe, whose sales grew by 43.4% compared to April 2017 and 24.4% year-to-date.

The Mercedes-Benz Vans division reported a record-breaking April, as well, with 606 units retailed for a 14.8% increase compared to April 2017. This strong monthly result was bolstered by continued demand for the Sprinter and Sprinter Cab Chassis, which saw growth of 20.8% and 17.2% respectively compared to this time last year.

33 smart fortwo vehicles were delivered in April.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division also reported best-ever April results, retailing 1,533 units for a monthly growth of 4.9%. Year-to-date, the division has delivered 5,416 vehicles (+3.6%). Certified Pre-Owned sales volume remained steady in April, with 1,269 units retailed over the course of the month and 4,282 units delivered so far in 2018.

"Outstanding April results underscore our customers' passion for our extensive product lineup," said Brian D. Fulton, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Canada. "I am optimistic that the momentum we have built so far this year will serve us well as we head into the summer months. Open-top driving season is just around the corner, and our popular range of cabriolets are the perfect complement to any warm-weather adventure."

April 2018

MTD

YTD

2018

2017

%

2018

2017

%

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

4,088

3,805

7.4

14,593

14,565

0.2

smart

33

22

50.0

101

115

-12.2

Mercedes-Benz Vans

606

528

14.8

2,173

2,181

-0.4

TOTAL

4,727

4,355

8.5

16,867

16,861

0.0

 

About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,700 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 52,298 vehicles in 2017. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the fourth consecutive year.

Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available on the internet at:
www.media.mercedes-benz.ca

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

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