Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 20,034
Mercedes-Benz models, a decrease of 22.7% from July 2017. Mercedes-Benz
Vans reported July sales of 2,921 units (up 5.9%) and smart reported 103
units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 23,058 vehicles for the month.
On a year-to-date basis, sales of Mercedes-Benz vehicles totaled
178,882, with an additional 19,831 units for Vans and 753 vehicles for
smart, bringing the sales volume to 199,466, a decrease of 4.4% from
“July sales were impacted by a number of factors, resulting in a
temporary dealer inventory shortfall relating to our changeover to model
year 2019,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “We also
experienced a mainframe outage which affected our dealers’ ability to
conduct business during the busiest week of the month. The IT recovery
is nearing completion, and we are working closely with our customers and
dealers to help alleviate any inconvenience resulting from the model
year 2019 delays. While we expect to replenish our inventory levels in
the fall, these developments will likely have a negative impact on sales
in the coming months.”
Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in July included the GLE, GLC and C-Class
model lines. The GLE took the lead at 4,447, followed closely by GLC
sales of 4,446. The C-Class rounded out the top three with 3,841 units
July sales of Mercedes-AMG high-performance totaled 2,008 units, with
17,328 vehicles sold year-to-date.
Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded
sales of 10,508 vehicles in July, an increase of 21.4% when compared to
the same month last year (8,654). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold
72,629 vehicles, an increase of 5.5% over 2017 (68,848).
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for
the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz
products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse
lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty
CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG
MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in
the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com,
Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com.
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Sales — July 2018
1 Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Sprinter and
Metris Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA
and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.
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