“Sometimes an SUV’s versatility can be sacrificed in the name of style, but the new GLC-Class will be both sleeker and more practical as the replacement for the GLK-Class”, said James Buckley, general manager of Smith Motor Sales, a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Haverhill, Mass. “Combine those qualities with a beautifully designed interior and advanced technology features, and you’ve got a very popular luxury SUV on your hands”. Exceptional June sales results further solidified this outcome with 3,671 passenger cars and luxury light trucks sold, which is ahead 14.7% when compared to June 2014.
BMW took the lead over Mercedes-Benz in USA luxury-auto sales at the halfway point this year with its best-ever June. Mercedes’ June sales jumped 5.8 percent to 28,044 units. They sold 7,138 units in 2012.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “In the first six months of 2015, we sold nearly as many cars as in the entire year of 2012”.
Also, the German luxury vehicle manufacturer shared some of its statistics for the past six months. Overall, June sales of this year saw a 5.8% increase over sales from last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 164,970, up 8.8%.
The automaker aims to continue its pattern of record-breaking sales during the second half of the year. “These outstanding sales are a direct result of many moving parts working in complete harmony, including a stellar product portfolio coupled with a highly committed and dedicated dealer network and strong partners at Mercedes-Benz Finance”.
The first half of 2015 is over. The launch of the C 220 CDI and its subsequent local manufacturing enabled Mercedes-Benz to cater to the increasing demand of this segment benchmark luxury sedan. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,500 people in 23 locations across Canada.
The luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated a new research and development facility at Hinjewadi in Pune.