76 Percent Of Mercedes Light Trucks Diesel-Powered In Canada

Mercedes-Benz Canada reported that the company has achieved its best November sales results ever by delivering 3,147 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month.

This represents a month-over-month increase of 6 percent and has helped push overall growth ahead of last year by 1,788 units for a grand total of 33,899 vehicles sold year-to-date.

The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 75.6 percent for the month, while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC units accounted for 78.1percent of overall passenger car and light truck sales in November (excluding smart).

Mercedes-Benz Canada said its passenger cars and luxury light trucks recorded the best November ever with 2,745 units retailed. This is 13.8 percent or 332 units ahead relative to the same period from the previous year. In total, 28,696 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been delivered, which is up 1,490 units or 5.5 percent compared to 2012 results.

1,742 passenger cars were delivered for the month, which represents an increase of 34.3 percent or 445 units. Passenger car sales are ahead by 7.4 percent or 1,126 vehicles on a year-to-date basis with 16,254 vehicles registered.

Particularly strong demand for the B-Class, CLA-Class, C-Class and E-Class helped contribute to November’s outstanding sales results, explained Mercedes-Benz Canada.

With 1,003 units sold, Mercedes-Benz luxury light trucks continued to be very popular through November. Overall, luxury light truck sales are up 3.0 percent this year with 12,442 vehicles sold.

The smart division reported an increase of 8.6 percent this month with 165 vehicles delivered. smart fortwo electric drive sales of 62 units significantly contributed to November’s results, demonstrating per Mercedez-Benz sustained customer demand for this intelligent, zero-local emission transportation solution. smart has delivered a total of 2,073 vehicles so far in 2013.

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter division recorded 237 vans sold for the month. This brought year-to-date sales to 3,130 vehicles, which is up 412 units or 15.2 percent.

Finally, the Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 916 retail deliveries throughout November. A total of 12,341 Certified Pre-Owned vehicles have been registered by dealerships from coast-to-coast year-to-date.