Monday, 09. January 2017
Four years earlier than planned Mercedes-Benz on its way to becoming the strongest premium manufacturers in the world and in doing so, Audi and BMW. For Stuttgart it is already its sixth record year in a row – only in the USA brand.
Mercedes has sold Benz 2016 as many vehicles as never before in a year. The Stuttgart, exceeded on your core brand, with an increase of 11.3 percent to 2.08 million vehicles, of December section 2-million mark, though a bit weaker. Including Smart, Mercedes-Benz Cars increased its sales by almost 12 percent to 2.23 million cars.
“in 2016, was the most successful year in the history of Mercedes-Benz and the sixth record year in a row,” said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. “Our growth strategy is working. Since 2013, Mercedes is a grown-Benz every year in double digits,” added the former Board member for sales, Ola Källenius.
According to own was the Mercedes-Benz 2016, the best-selling premium manufacturer in the world, what would it be for 2020 ambitious target four years earlier achieved. In fact, Audi remained 1.87 million vehicles sold, behind Mercedes. The sales figures of BMW, however, are not yet published. In the first eleven months, the Munich re-selling of your core brand, 1.82 million cars.
Strong growth on both a month – as also the year, especially in China. There, the heel of 2016, grew by 26.6 percent, in Europe, the growth was 12.4 percent. Only in the USA, Mercedes-Benz had to leave with a Minus of 0.8 percent feathers.