Mercedes-Benz Has Set a New Sales Record

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Mercedes-Benz has sold more cars in the first six months of 2017 than it has in any half-year period prior.

The German automaker delivered 209,309 cars in June, up 11.1 percent, bringing its total for the first six months of 2017 to 1,144,274. That’s a 13.7-percent increase compared to last year, setting a new sales record for the brand for a half year.

The second quarter was also the best-ever quarter with 583,649 units delivered worldwide, up 11.6 percent. The company says Mercedes-Benz was the strongest premium brand during the month of June in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, U.S., Canada, and Brazil.

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In the North American region, Mercedes sold 193,399 vehicles in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, marking a 2.1-percent increase year over year.

“We have posted the strongest half-year in the history of Mercedes-Benz with sales of significantly more than a million cars,” stated Britta Seeger, member of the board of management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “Not only the popularity of our E-Class family contributed to this success; demand for our SUVs is also as high as ever in all regions.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

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 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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