Mercedes-Benz June sales up 6pc
Dubai, July 14, 2010
Mercedes-Benz Middle East & Levant has recorded a rising trend in its luxury passenger car and SUV sales last month with deliveries in June up six per cent compared to the same month last year.
Distributors delivered a total of 1317 passenger cars and SUVs compared to 1,258 in June 2009.
Year to date deliveries are up five per cent compared to 2009 due to increased sales of the segment leading C-Class and E-Class. The E-Class also added a new Business version last month which, priced at $73,000, is attracting a lot of interest, a statement said.
“Our AMG package for the C-Class is helping us retain our segment lead against strong competition from our German and Japanese competitors while the E-Class, launched in the region just over a year ago, is taking the market by storm, particularly in Lebanon where our coupe and cabrio versions are proving highly popular,” said Frank Bernthaler, director, sales and marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Middle East & Levant.
Bernthaler added that the German car company’s SUV deliveries also looked positive and that he was convinced that Mercedes-Benz could increase its market share with the introduction of the surprisingly affordable Grand editions of the seven-seater GL and ML Classes in the nest three months.
Last month, Mercedes-Benz worldwide recorded the best month of June in the history of the company with 113,300 units delivered (2009: 100,300), sales increased 13 percent, surpassing expectations, the statement said.
In the first half of the year, sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars were up 15 per cent compared to the result in the same period last year, with 556,700 vehicles (2009: 483,300) handed over to customers. – TradeArabia News Service
More Motoring Stories
- New Peugeot showroom opened in Qatar
- Chesterton enters automobile appraisals
- Mercedes' Rosberg wins Australian GP
- 2014 Range Rover Hybrid launched in Jordan
- 303 deaths linked to recalled GM cars: Watchdog
- Rising luxury car sales drives tuning industry
- Global debut for Audi RS 5 model
- New taxi laws to curb accidents in Abu Dhabi
- Traffic chaos fear in Bahrain
- Toyota remains ‘world’s most valuable car brand’
- Yas Marina Circuit appoints new CEO
- Mercedes-Benz event shows off SUV range
- Qatar Rail backs Gulf Traffic Week
- Citibank in Bahrain F1 tickets offer
- New Renault Safrane arrives in Saudi
- Bentley announces key regional postings
- Jordan dealer launches Jaguar promotion
- New Maserati Ghibli launched in Bahrain
- BMW unveils mobile site, iDrive in Arabic
- Toyota holds body and paint contest in Bahrain
- 330 tonnes of specialist racing cargo for Bahrain
- Automatic licence holders 'can't drive manual cars in Qatar'
- Jaguar Land Rover wins advertising award
- Rolls-Royce to buy key Daimler stake
- Nissan develops ‘smart rearview mirror’
- Dubai Taxi to offer Wi-Fi Internet in cabs
- Infiniti unveils new engine for Q50 Eau Rouge
- Bentley to debut Continental GT Speed at Geneva
- 17 die on Saudi roads daily
- Gargash to build showrooms for China automaker