Mercedes-Benz November global sales rose by 7.4%

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Mercedes-Benz worldwide deliveries have increased by 7.4 percent in November, more than ever before for the month and already surpassing the full-year 2014 figures. Mercedes-Benz delivered 161,953 vehicles to customers worldwide last month, 7.4 percent up, which is more than ever before in a November. Since the beginning of the year, unit sales increased by 13.9 percent to 1,693,494 vehicles, the Stuttgart-based premium brand thus surpassed its total unit sales of the previous year already in November and set a new record. “November 2015 was the best-selling November for Mercedes-Benz so far. Our SUVs and compact cars in particular are extremely popular with the customers. We achieved new records in both segments and sold more than 50,000 units of each of those two vehicle types”, stated Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. In Europe, unit sales rose to a 67,500 vehicles sold (+10.5%) and since the beginning of the year, 726,606 vehicles with the three-pointed star have been handed over to customers (+10.8%), which is also a new record. In Germany, 23,878 Mercedes-Benz vehicles were sold last month (+2.2%), the brand thus once again defended its market leadership amongst the premium manufacturers in the home market last month, as well as in Spain. Both in November and since the beginning of the year, sales records were also set by Mercedes in Great Britain, Switzerland, Sweden and Portugal. In the United States, 308,885 vehicles were delivered since the beginning of the year (+4.2%), but the November sales reports show Mercedes lost some ground to its rivals, with a 13,1 percent downfall to 30,043 cars. On the other hand, the company increased its sales by 38.7 percent in China to 36,313 units, with more than 300,000 vehicles sold in the first eleven months of the year.