Mercedes-Benz Cars sales rise 11.8 percent in Oct

Formerly known as Mercedes Car Group, the new Mercedes-Benz Cars reported an 11.8 percent increase in October sales for a total of 114,600 units. The sales increase was mainly due to the increased sales of the new redesigned C-Class and the Smart ForTwo minicar, the company said today.

The Mercedes-Benz brand by itself saw a 10.3 percent in October accounting for 103,900 units. Sales of the new redesigned C-Class more than doubled to 30,000 units making the car the global market leader in the segment. Mercedes-Benz has delivered more than 130,000 C-Class sedans since the car was launched at the end of March 2007 in Europe.

Smart sales increased nearly 29 percent to 10,700 units. Sales of the Smart ForTwo jumped an outstanding 92 percent from the year before. The Smart ForTwo will go on sale in the U.S. in January, where demand is expected to be high.


Source: Reuters

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