Mercedes-Benz Canada maintains steady year-to-date growth

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Sales of luxury light trucks maintained a steady pace over the course of the month, which saw a total of 1,991 units retailed, representing a growth of 37.4% over 2016. (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)
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Mercedes-Benz Canada maintains steady year-to-date growth

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ – Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network are pleased to report that 4,333 vehicles were retailed in July, for an increase of 10.1% over July 2016. Year-to-date, the company has delivered a total of 30,806 units, representing an increase of 9.9% over the same period in 2016.

A total of 1,726 passenger cars were retailed in July. Year-to-date, the segment has seen a 10.0% increase, or 13,933 units delivered. The most notable growth was achieved by the E-Class family of vehicles, which saw 76.2% growth in July and 13.7% growth year-to-date. In particular, sales of the E-Class Sedan continued to rise, with 83.5% growth over July 2016 and an overall year-to-date increase in sales of 36.9%.

Sales of luxury light trucks maintained a steady pace over the course of the month, which saw a total of 1,991 units retailed, representing a growth of 37.4% over 2016. Year-to-date, the segment has seen an increase of 13.7%, for a total of 12,852 units delivered. The GLC SUV proved to be particularly popular with consumers in July: sales of the model surged by 119.3% over July 2016, supporting year-to-date growth of 70.7%.

With 580 units sold, Mercedes-Benz Vans reported a sales increase of 23.9% over July 2016. Year-to-date, the division has retailed 3,802 units for a growth of 11.6%. This strong result was bolstered by sales of the Metris Passenger and Cargo vans, which increased by 105.9% over July 2016, and saw a year-over-year increase of 31.5%.

36 smart fortwo vehicles were delivered in July.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division once again delivered record-breaking results in July. The division had its best-ever July, with 1,422 units delivered (+16.4%), and also reported its best-ever July sales of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, with 1,058 (+13.6%) units retailed. Year-to-date, the number of pre-owned vehicles delivered reached 10,025 (+6.7%), of which 8,027 were Certified Pre-Owned.

“It’s gratifying to see Mercedes-Benz Canada maintain a steady upward trajectory during the traditionally quieter days of summer,” says Brian D. Fulton, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. “In the coming weeks and months, exciting new model year 2018 vehicles will be arriving in dealerships across the country, and are sure to advance the strong momentum we have established so far in 2017.”

 JULY 2017 MTD YTD
2017 2016 % 2017 2016 %
Mercedes-Benz Vehicles 3,717 3,413 8.9 26,785 23,962 11.8
smart 36 53 -32.1 219 653 -66.5
Mercedes-Benz Vans 580 468 23.9 3,802 3,406 11.6
TOTAL 4,333 3,934 10.1 30,806 28,021 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.

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