With 1,144,274 units sold in the first six months, Mercedes registered the strongest half-year in its history. The performers were again the SUVs and the new E-Class.
The first half of the 2017 was the best in the Mercedes history with 1,144,274 cars sold all over the world. In the same time, the second quarter of the year wast the best ever with 583,649 vehicles sold.
Mercedes was the strongest premium brand in the domestic market Germany, as well in Italy, France, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, USA, Canada and Brazil in June.
In Europe, Mercedes increased its sales to a new record. 484,120 vehicles were sold in the first six months, which is 8.9% more than in the prior year period. Of that total, 151,790 vehicles were sold in Germany (+6.3%). But the strongest growth in unit sales since the beginning of the year came from Asia-Pacific region with an increase of 26.7%. 483,710 Mercedes cars were handed over to customers, more than ever in a half year from which 292,679 units went to customers in China (34.5%).
Mercedes posted the strongest half year in unit sales in its history also in NAFTA region. 193,399 vehicles were sold in the USA, Canada and Mexic, which is 2.1% more than in the prior year period.
By models, the bestseller is the Mercedes C-Class saloon and estate with 210,000 units sold in the first six months of the year. But the strongest growth was posted by the new Mercedes E-Class saloon and estate with 68.4% to 181,940 units, the best result in the E-Class history. From now on it is also possible to order the new E-Class Cabrio. With the saloon, estate, coupe, cabrio and all-terrain, Mercedes offers with the E-Class the broadest model range amongst the premium manufacturers in the business class.
385,044 SUVs were delivered to customers in the first six months, which represent an increase of 13.4%. The bestseller in the SUV segment was the GLC followed by the GLA.