STUTTGART (Thomson Financial) – Daimler AG has , thanks to the continuing high demand in China in August sold considerably more cars. With 86 800 Mercedes – Benz, smart , Maybach and AMG , the Stuttgart continued last month, from 18.5% more than last month, as the Mutual Group announced on Friday . (Photo : Anders)
However , car sales were then broken in the wake of the financial and economic crisis dramatically. So far this year drove a car Daimler subsidiary Mercedes – Benz Cars, a worldwide sales increase of 12.5 % to 800 200 cars.
Driven by the new E- and S-Class , sold the core brand Mercedes – Benz in August were 81 000 times the 22.4% more than last month. The smart small car on the other hand, lost in the favor of the Buyer: For the city cars to choose only 5,800 customers (-18.1 %). The Daimler hopes for the new generation of smart , which will be available in early October.
Sales Director Joachim Schmidt said: "The growth of Mercedes – Benz in August, the positive trend set : in almost all regions, we have gained in selling more . " Guarantee of success was once again the Chinese market, where Daimler brought in the previous month, 13 400 cars of the brand with the star ( +113.4 % ) to the customers.
Also on the main market in Germany was able to Mercedes- Benz grow against the trend. In a declining by about one quarter the total sales of the brand with the star rose by 17 % to 15 800 cars on the second most important market in the U.S. business remains on course for recovery : Daimler 18.800 ( 17 100 ) cars brought to the customers .
"In the coming months, we expect a continued positive development . Worldwide, we want to grow with Mercedes – Benz in full-year double-digit growth in 2010 , "confirmed head of sales Schmidt. Last year , the Stuttgart had sold a total of 1.13 million cars, one tenth less than last year. In 2015, the number of new cars sold by Mercedes – Benz to increase to 1.5 million.
– By Nico Schmidt , Dow Jones Newswires
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