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Mercedes-Benz posts highest ever monthly sales on China demand

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 17:51

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Mercedes-Benz achieved its highest ever monthly sales with passenger car deliveries up 8.4 per cent in March, thanks to a 26.6 per cent sales jump in China, which offset a 6 per cent drop in the United States, parent company Daimler said.

[FRANKFURT] Mercedes-Benz achieved its highest ever monthly sales with passenger car deliveries up 8.4 per cent in March, thanks to a 26.6 per cent sales jump in China, which offset a 6 per cent drop in the United States, parent company Daimler said.

Mercedes-Benz delivered 198,921 cars to customers in March, and 483,487 vehicles in the first quarter, the company said on Wednesday.

Sales of sports utility vehicles rose 44.4 per cent, the company said, while unit sales of compact cars, including the A-Class, B-Class and GLA rose 21.9 per cent.

Sales of the new Smart rose 34.5 per cent in March, thanks to strong demand in Italy and Great Britain, Daimler said.

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