Mercedes-Benz achieved growth in unit sales of 21.9% for its compact cars compared with the prior-year month: in March, 66,930 customers took delivery of their new A- or B-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake or GLA, a new record. More than 150,000 compact cars were sold in the first quarter (+25.8%). At the New York International Auto Show, the CLA Facelift was presented for the first time.
Unit sales of C-Class Saloon and Estate surpassed 40,000 units in March. The C-Class segment is being strengthened with the new C-Class Cabriolet. It debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is the new entry model into the cabriolet world of Mercedes-Benz.
Demand for the E-Class Saloon and Estate remained high shortly before the model change. In March, the E-Class Saloon and Estate were among the best-selling models of Mercedes-Benz. The new E-Class Saloon will be in the dealerships’ showrooms as of April 9.
The S-Class maintained its position as the world’s best-selling luxury saloon also in the first quarter of this year.
The SUVs continue to contribute to the growth of Mercedes-Benz. In March, 62,595 customers worldwide received their new SUV (+44.4%), more than ever before. Growth in March was particularly strong in China, the USA, Germany and Great Britain. The SUV family will be expanded with the new GLC Coupé, which recently had its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show.