Mercedes-Benz USA Reports July Sales of 20,034 Units

ATLANTA--()--Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 20,034 Mercedes-Benz models, a decrease of 22.7% from July 2017. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported July sales of 2,921 units (up 5.9%) and smart reported 103 units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 23,058 vehicles for the month. On a year-to-date basis, sales of Mercedes-Benz vehicles totaled 178,882, with an additional 19,831 units for Vans and 753 vehicles for smart, bringing the sales volume to 199,466, a decrease of 4.4% from last year.

July sales were impacted by a number of factors, resulting in a temporary dealer inventory shortfall relating to our changeover to model year 2019,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “We also experienced a mainframe outage which affected our dealers’ ability to conduct business during the busiest week of the month. The IT recovery is nearing completion, and we are working closely with our customers and dealers to help alleviate any inconvenience resulting from the model year 2019 delays. While we expect to replenish our inventory levels in the fall, these developments will likely have a negative impact on sales in the coming months.”

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in July included the GLE, GLC and C-Class model lines. The GLE took the lead at 4,447, followed closely by GLC sales of 4,446. The C-Class rounded out the top three with 3,841 units sold.

July sales of Mercedes-AMG high-performance totaled 2,008 units, with 17,328 vehicles sold year-to-date.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 10,508 vehicles in July, an increase of 21.4% when compared to the same month last year (8,654). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 72,629 vehicles, an increase of 5.5% over 2017 (68,848).

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT R.

MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.

Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com. Follow us on Twitter @MBUSAnews.

 
 
 

MERCEDES-BENZ USA

Sales -- July 2018

 

Mercedes-Benz

Passenger Vehicles

          Jul-18     Jul-17     Monthly %     YTD 2018     YTD 2017     Yearly %
                                                   
B-CLASS           0       81      

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      132       398       -66.8 %
                                                   
CLA           1,424       2,181       -34.7 %     13,140       10,686       23.0 %
                                                   
C-CLASS           3,841       4,899       -21.6 %     33,500       47,451       -29.4 %
                                                   
E-CLASS/CLS           2,252       3,876       -41.9 %     25,692       28,635       -10.3 %
                                                   
S-CLASS           630       1,470       -57.1 %     9,055       9,053       0.0 %
                                                   
SLC           127       199       -36.2 %     1,308       1,815       -27.9 %
                                                   
SL           95       154       -38.3 %     1,351       1,604       -15.8 %
                                                   
AMG GT           104       179       -41.9 %     1,018       720       41.4 %
                                                   
GLA           1,322       2,223       -40.5 %     13,484       12,583       7.2 %
                                                   
GLC           4,446       4,002       11.1 %     39,591       23,729       66.8 %
                                                   
GLE           4,447       3,879       14.6 %     27,188       30,708       -11.5 %
                                                   
GLS           1,184       2,403       -50.7 %     11,383       17,929       -36.5 %
                                                   
G-CLASS           162       363       -55.4 %     2,040       2,558       -20.3 %
                                                   
TOTAL           20,034       25,909       -22.7 %     178,882       187,869       -4.8 %
                                                   
Vans1           2,921       2,758       5.9 %     19,831       18,558       6.9 %
                                                   
smart           103       182       -43.4 %     753       2,165       -65.2 %
                                                   

MBUSA

Combined Total

          Jul-18     Jul-17     Monthly %     YTD 2018     YTD 2017     Yearly %
                                                   
GRAND TOTAL           23,058       28,849       -20.1 %     199,466       208,592       -4.4 %
 
 

1 Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Sprinter and Metris Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.

 
 
 
 

Contacts

Mercedes-Benz USA
Donna Boland, 770-705-2009
or
Beverly Rhodes, 770-705-3894

Contacts

Mercedes-Benz USA
Donna Boland, 770-705-2009
or
Beverly Rhodes, 770-705-3894