Mercedes-Benz handed over 151,135 vehicles to customers in May, 12.8% more than in the same month of the previous year. The brand with the star also recorded a double-digit sales increase since the beginning of the year with deliveries rising by 13.6% to 728,809 vehicles.
“With the GLC, which celebrates its world premiere in Germany this month, we plan to build on our success story,” says Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “Its predecessor, the GLK, is currently our top-selling SUV,” continues Källenius.
In Europe, Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles in the first five months of the year than ever before in this period. A total of 316,324 customers were pleased to receive their new vehicle with the star (+10.5%). The previous year’s result has also been surpassed in May with 65,056 units sold. The brand achieved record sales in the UK (+11.6%), Sweden (+15.7%), and Portugal (+30.9%). With 22,252 units, sales in Germany were slightly higher in May than in the same month last year, making Mercedes-Benz the leading premium manufacturer in its home market. The brand also secured the market leadership in Italy and Portugal last month.