Mercedes sales rise 16% in March to monthly record
BERLIN (Reuters) -- Sales at Daimler's Mercedes Benz brand grew 16% in March to 183,467, the greatest-ever amount recorded for any month in the auto maker history. The double digit increase was driven by sturdy need in Europe, China as well as the United States and powerful sales of the c-class, as well as Mercedes' compacts and sport utility vehicles.
European sales increased 16% to 89,041 last month, while China deliveries grew 2 1% to 30,124, Daimler said in a statement nowadays. Deliveries in the USA were up 9.2% to 29,921.
Record monthly deliveries last month drove up firstquarter revenue to 429,602 versions, surpassing last year's report by 15-percent and indicating the best first-quarter in the firm's background, Daimler stated.
Sales of the c class sedan and station wagon increased 58% last month, while demand for sport utility vehicles and compact cars increased 32 percent and 25 per cent respectively.
Sales at Daimler device Wise rose by one-quarter to 11,984, buoyed by new versions, using three-month brings about 28,744, an increase of 2 3%.
March revenue in the Mercedes Benz Autos unit, including the Mercedes and Intelligent manufacturers, were up 16% to 195,451. Through March, they grew 15% to 458,346.
Mercedes competitors BMW and Audi haven't yet printed March sales amounts.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report
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