Mercedes-Benz reveals record quarter sales for April-June period
Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles in the last quarter than at other points in its history, Daimler confirmed on Friday.
The German manufacturer shipped 594,528 units between April and June, up 1.9% and taking its total for the half year to 1,188,832 units - also a record and a sign that the brand is on the front foot in the new era of mobility.
In that six-month period, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new registrations in several markets including Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland and Portugal. In Europe, it sold 476,790 cars in the first half of the year, with approximately one third of those being sold in Germany.
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"Thanks to an outstanding team performance, we can look back on the most successful half-year in the history of Mercedes-Benz: with more than 1.18 million cars sold in the first six months, we have laid a good foundation for a successful year 2018," said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales.
The firm enjoyed 5% year-on-year growth in its 'smart' range of electric vehicles, with over 13,000 deliveries of the smart fortwo and the smart forfour to customers in the last month alone.
In April, Business Chief compared the sales figures for Daimler and Volkswagen, with Daimler's overall revenues outscoring Volkswagen's as it reached €39.8bn worth of sales compared to the €20.1bn of its German rival.
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