Mercedes-Benz Canada follows a record-breaking year with healthy January sales

TORONTOFeb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ – Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network retailed a total of 3,586 vehicles in January. Supported in part by strong sales of the popular E-Class family of vehicles (+86.5%) and GLC Coupe and SUV (+42.5%) models, the January total nearly puts Mercedes-Benz Canada on pace with its record-breaking 2017 numbers.

The Mercedes-Benz Vans division continued to report strong gains with 589 vehicles sold, for a growth of 18.8%. Sales of Metris passenger and cargo vans maintained their momentum, with 157 vehicles sold for a year-over-year increase of 76.4%.

20 smart fortwo vehicles were delivered in January.

The Pre-Owned division reported its best-ever January results with 1,133 units retailed, representing a growth of 17.2% over the same period in 2017. That total included 862 Certified Pre-Owned vehicles – also a best-ever January result – for an increase of 11.5% compared with last year.

“2017 was an outstanding year for our brand and our organization. Now, we have an opportunity to reset, take stock, and make plans for the months ahead,” says Brian D. Fulton, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. “In 2018, we will continue to deliver great products and services, focus on finding new ways to delight our customers, and support and empower our employees to do their best work in all areas of our business. We’re also looking forward to launching exceptional new vehicles such as the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ SUV and Coupe.”

 January 2018

MTD

YTD

2018

2017

%

2018

2017

%

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

2,977

3,240

-8.1

2,977

3,240

-8.1

smart

20

16

25.0

20

16

25.0

Mercedes-Benz Vans

589

496

18.8

589

496

18.8

TOTAL

3,586

3,752

-4.4

3,586

3,752

-4.4

About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,700 people in 21 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 11 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 48 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 52,298 vehicles in 2017. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the fourth consecutive year.

Further information from Mercedes-Benz Canada is available at www.media.mercedes-benz.ca.

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.  – newswire.ca

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