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Mercedes-Benz sales up14pc in Jan

Dubai, February 16, 2011

Leading German automaker Mercedes-Benz has recorded a 14 per cent rise in sales during the month of January as against the same month in 2010.

The positive results are a reflection of strong performances across its core models including the S-Class and E-Class sedan, a statement said.

The brand’s SUV offering continued its wave of success with both the ML and GL models.

The SUV model ML witnessed positive growth due to the AMG package, supported in parallel with the newly introduced Grand Editions, priced at Dh215,000 ($58,500). The GL Grand Edition, valued at Dh299,000, continued to build momentum for the company in the SUV category, the statement said.

The January results were buoyed by key performances in Qatar up 77 per cent, Kuwait at 33 per cent and the UAE with 20 per cent increase.

“This is an extremely positive result for us to kick-start 2011 and we expect this momentum to continue, with a very busy year predicted,” said Frank Bernthaler, director, sales and marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Middle East & Levant.

“The first half of the year is moving forward at a rapid pace starting with a C-Class facelift, which will then be followed by the introduction of a totally new model, the C-Class Coupé. In addition, we will have the new engine launches - 350 and 500 CGI – for the S-Class.”

“We also expect to maintain our strong performance within the SUV category, which we had anticipated would help drive our market share within this segment,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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