Who sold the most cars in the Premium Segment? Long as the BMW was. Just in time for the important auto show in Detroit, Daimler announced-boss Zetsche: “Now Mercedes-Benz is the best-selling premium brand”. A goal he wanted to achieve in 2020.
In the race for the top position in the Premium Segment is likely to have left the car maker Daimler, the competition for car sales. With the in-house brand Mercedes-Benz, the Stuttgart cracked in the past year, the mark of two million vehicles sold, as the company announced. 2,084 million cars, Mercedes got rid of the total – an increase of eleven percent compared to the previous year.
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche sees the group in front of the rivals BMW and Audi: “Now Mercedes-Benz is the best-selling premium brand,” he said, shortly before the beginning of the most important auto show in Detroit. “And we continue to make pace with new technologies, products, and services.”
Daimler: 2.08 million – Audi: 1.87 million
rival Audi sold during the past year to 1.87 million vehicles, as sales Director Dietmar Voggenreiter, most recently, the newspaper “had said The world”. BMW has not yet provided figures for the year, was to November, but also behind the Daimler.
China most important single market
According to the Stuttgart group, Europe 2016, the largest sales region. Especially the sales of the E-class and the sporty off-would have contributed to a Plus of 12.4 percent to almost 900,000 vehicles. The biggest jump of the DAX group, but made again in China, with a sales plus of more than a quarter. The country is now of 473,000 sold cars, the single biggest market for the Stuttgart-based company.
Since 2005, a position held by BMW the top position in sales in the Premium Segment. Daimler-Chef Zetsche announced in 2011, Daimler wool conquer the top ranking by 2020. This goal, he seems to have now reached earlier.