Mercedes Sets New Sales Record for Third Straight Year
Mercedes-Benz is expected to set a new production and sales record this year, its third year in a row for new records.
The German automaker will close off the year producing 1.49-million vehicles and sales will top 1.4 million worldwide. Helping give Mercedes another record year is the all-new CLA with over 12,000 units sold in just four months on the market. Demand for the new S-Class also accelerated Mercedes-Benz’s sales this year, becoming the best-selling luxury sedan in the world.
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To handle all the demand, the automaker’s plant in Sindelfingen, Germany had to ramp up to full production with a two-shift operation. The plant is currently producing around 460 vehicles per day, its highest output ever for the S-Class.
Mercedes plans to continue investing into its plants with one site to handle the expected demand for the new C-Class. It will also continue to focus on China, where more than half of all S-Class sedans are sold. The company has opened 75 new dealerships in the country, 36 of which are in cities where the brand had not been represented before.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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