Diesel Power And Small Vehicles Prove Popular For Mercedes-Benz Canada

With over 78 percent take rate for diesel on light trucks, over 230 smart vehicle sold and over 300 Sprinters, July proved Diesel and small cars are the way to success for Mercedes-Benz in Canada.

Mercedes-Benz Canada has delivered 3,129 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month of July. These results represent an increase of 18.8 percent for the month.

Overall, a total of 20,650 units have been sold year-to-date by the Mercedes-Benz Canada network of corporate retail stores and private dealers.

Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks recorded 2,583 units retailed. This is ahead of last July’s sales by 18.0 percent, and helped push total sales to 17,804 vehicles this year.

A total of 1,600 passenger cars were delivered, which amounts to a 24.1percent increase for the month. The C-Class continued to be the top seller with 942 units sold.

On the luxury light trucks side, sales were up 9.2 percent for the month with a total of 983 units. Mercedes-Benz Canada said this was fueled by continued brisk demand for the GLK-Class and M-Class, which were ahead by 19.2 percent and 10.7 percent respectively in July. The GL-Class also had another strong month, which helped thrust sales ahead by 35.6 percent on a year-to-date basis.

The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 78.5 percent for the month, while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC units accounted for 80.3 percent of overall passenger car and light truck sales in July (excluding smart).

smart reported a total of 235 vehicles sold throughout the month, including 25 zero local-emission smart fortwo electric drive units. According to Mercedes-Benz Canada, this game-changing intelligent transportation solution has been very well-received by Canadians, with 78 units sold since the official start of deliveries in April.

A total of 311 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters were delivered in July. This represents a 51.7 percent increase for the month, and propelled overall growth for the division to 27.3 percent with 2,008 vehicles retailed.