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Mercedes-Benz Canada reports steady sales in May


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TORONTO, June 2, 2017 Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network are pleased to announce steady sales throughout the month of May, with 4,552 units retailed. Year-to-date, the company has surpassed 2016's results by 9.2%, and has retailed a total of 21,413 passenger cars, luxury light trucks, vans and smart fortwo vehicles.

The company achieved healthy returns in May, with 4,052 luxury light trucks and passenger cars sold representing an increase of 3.8% over the same period in 2016. Year-to-date, the number of units retailed in these segments has grown to 18,617, up from 16,768 over the same period in 2016, an increase of 11.0%.

Monthly sales of passenger cars remained steady with 2,131 vehicles delivered, bringing the total number of units sold in this segment to 10,052 during the first five months of 2017, an increase of 15.4% over 2016. In May, the company reported particularly strong sales of the E-Class Sedan (80.8%), S-Class models (59.2%), and the enduringly popular C-Class family of vehicles (10.4%).

Sales of luxury light trucks climbed in May, for a total of 1,921 units delivered (9.0%). The segment has steadily gained ground year-to-date, with 8,565 units retailed so far in 2017, a 6.3% increase over last year. The GLC SUV and Coupe models were the month's biggest sellers, while the GLS made a strong showing with a 15.2% increase in sales over May 2016. The iconic G-Wagon also saw a significant 140.7% increase in monthly sales over the same period in 2016.   

Sales of Mercedes-AMG vehicles surpassed 1,000 units for the third consecutive month, with 1,022 units delivered (65.6%). Year-to-date, the number of Mercedes-AMGs retailed grew by 76.9%, with 4,552 units delivered so far in 2017.

Year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz Vans reported a 16.2% increase in sales, representing 2,647 units sold. This number was bolstered by strong sales of the Metris Cargo and Metris Passenger vans in May, which together achieved a 41.9% increase over 2016, or 176 units delivered.

34 smart fortwo vehicles were delivered in May.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division recorded its best-ever May results, with 1,674 units sold – an 8.3% increase over the same period in 2016. This banner result was supported by particularly strong Certified Pre-Owned sales, which set their own May record with 1,378 units delivered (5.0%). Year-to-date, the number of pre-owned vehicles sold reached 6,903 (4.2%), of which 5,653 were Certified Pre-Owned.

"Looking back at what we have achieved so far this year, I am extremely proud of the work Mercedes-Benz Canada's dealer network has done to deliver outstanding results to our customers," said Brian D. Fulton, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "They have maintained a truly impressive pace through each of the first five months of the year, going above and beyond in every area of the business. Their success is our success, and their accomplishments – consistently outpacing the automotive market as well as the luxury automotive market – are a testament to their calibre. I would like to thank them for doing such an exceptional job representing the three-pointed star."

 May 2017

MTD

YTD

2017

2016

%

2017

2016

%

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

4,052

3,904

3.8

18,617

16,768

11.0

smart

34

34

0.0

149

569

-73.8

Mercedes-Benz Vans

466

615

-24.2

2,647

2,277

16.2

TOTAL

4,552

4,553

0.0

21,413

19,614

9.2

 

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 47 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.