Mercedes-Benz delivered 1.82 lakh cars in April (down by 5.5 per cent) and a total of 7.42 lakh units in the first four months of the year (down by 5.6 per cent) worldwide. This is despite the introduction of compact offerings including the A-Class hatch and sedan models.
That said, more than 49,000 compact cars were delivered worldwide in April, up by 6 per cent over the same period last year. Sales of SUVs were still dampened in April by the model changes. Mercedes expects sales to grow in this sector as its new range of SUVs reach dealerships across the world.
“With the EQC sales launch on May 6, we have reached another milestone along the way to a new era at Mercedes-Benz: The EQC is the pioneer of our future Mercedes-Benz EQ vehicle portfolio,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales.
The recently updated GLC and GLC Coupe, and also the new GLS are now on sale. Together with the GLE and the compact models, Mercedes is anticipating a good amount of momentum in the course of the year.