Like most OEMs, compact CUVs are up strong. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 3, 2016 Mercedes-Benz April 2016 Sales Overview Mercedes-Benz reported April sales of 32,291 vehicles was down 0.4 percent below the 32,428 sold in April of 2015. Year to date sales of 116,600 were down 0.9% from the 117,676 vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. A highlight is that Mercedes-Benz on its own sold a record 29,236 vehicles in April sales, up 0.2% for the month. Mercedes-Benz April 2016 Sales Highlights Mercedes-Benz C-Class lead the brand but it was the E-Class and GLC/GLK-Class that provided sales increases. The E-Class experienced April sales of 4,882, up 21.9 percent over the 4,004 vehicles sold in April of 2015. Year to date sales of 14,467 are down 12.5 percent below the 16,534 sold through the same period of 2015 however. The GLC/GLK-Class experienced sales of 4,439 vehicles, up 44.5 percent over the 3,071 sold in April of 2015. Year to date sale of 15,437 is up an even more noteworthy 76.9 percent over the 8,728 sold through the same period of 2015. April 2016 Market Share and Industry Sales Detail In March Honda picked up significant market share. On a volume basis, March sales of 1.50 million vehicles was up 3.4 percent over April of 2015s 1.45 million vehicles sold result. 2016 YTD sales of 5.55 million is up 2.8 percent over the 5.4 million vehicles sold through period of the same 2015. U.S. April 2016 Sales vs. April 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM April 2016 Sales Down 3.5% with 259,557 Vehicles Sold Ford April 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 231,316 Vehicles Sold Toyota April 2016 Sales Up 3.8% with 211,125 Vehicles Sold FCA April 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 199,631 Vehicles Sold Honda April 2016 Sales up 14.4% with 148,829 Vehicles Sold Nissan April 2016 Sales Up 12.8% with 123,861 Vehicles Sold Hyundai April 2016 Sales Down 8.5% with 62,213 Vehicles Sold Kia April 2016 Sales up 6.1% with 56,508 Vehicles Sold Subaru April 20165 Sales Up 6.6% with 50,380 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz April 2016 Sales down 0.4% with 32,291 Vehicles Sold BMW April 2016 Sales Down 8.3% with 29,747 Vehicles Sold VW April 2016 Sales Down 9.7% with 27,112 Vehicles Sold Mazda April 2016 Sales Up 8.6% with 26,195 Vehicles Sold Audi April 2016 Sales Up 5.8% with 17,801 Vehicles Sold In April, Honda and Mercedes-Benz moved back ahead of Nissan and BMW respectively. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in April was approximately 17.6 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.