C-Class and GLE anchor the three pointed star in February. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2017 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e – $67,225 incl. the $925 D&H Charge to start offers owners a somewhat paltry 12 miles of all-electric range and just 20/23 mpgUS city/highway on the 3.0L V6 mated to the 7-speed AT as a hybrid. Mercedes-Benz February 2017 Sales Overview Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) including Mercedes, Sprinter and smart, sold 27,383 vehicles, up 6.8 percent over the 25,632 sold in February of 2016. Mercedes-Benz on its own accord sold a February record 24,522 vehicles, up 6.9 percent over the 22,941 vehicles sold in February 2016. YTD sales of 55,283 vehicles is up 5.1 percent over the 52,594 sold through the same period of 2016. Mercedes-Benz February 2017 Sales Highlights Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in January included the C-Class and GLE. The C-Class lead the three pointed star brand as 6,145 were sold in February, up 0.7 percent over the 6,102 sold in February of 2016. YTD sales of 12,598 are up an impressive 12.7 percent over the 11,181 sold through the same period of 2016. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 500e A great winter drive shot in the mountains. The GLE experienced sales of 4,017 vehicles, up 1.7 percent over the 3,948 sold in February of 2016. YTD sales of 7,987 was up 4.9 percent over the 7,611 sold through the same period of 2016. U.S. February 2017 Sales vs. February 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM February 2017 Sales Up 4.2% with 237,388 Vehicles sold Ford February 2017 Sales Down 4.0% with 208,440 Vehicles sold Toyota February 2017 Sales Down 7.2% with 174,339 Vehicles sold FCA February 2017 Sales Down 10.1% with 168,326 Vehicles sold Nissan February 2017 Sales Up 1.2 % with 122,003 Vehicles sold Honda February 2017 Sales Up 2.3% with 121,686 Vehicles sold Hyundai February 2017 Sales were flat with 53,020 Vehicles sold Subaru February 2017 Sales Up 8.3% with 45,500 Vehicles sold Kia February 2017 Sales Down 14.2% with 42,673 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz February 2017 Sales Up 6.8% with 27,383 Vehicles Sold VW February 2017 Sales Up 12.7% with 25,145 Vehicles sold BMW February 2017 Sales Down 2.5% with 24,712 Vehicles sold Mazda February 2017 Sales Up 5.9% with 22,824 Vehicles sold Audi February 2017 Sales Up 17.3% with 13,741 Vehicles sold Mitsubishi February 2017 Sales Up 38.8% with 10,924 Vehicles sold Jaguar/Land Rover February 2017 Sales Up 16.4% with 9,231 Vehicles sold Volvo February 2017 Sales Down 11.6% with 4,651 Vehicles sold Porsche February 2017 Sales Up 2.1% with 3,637 Vehicles sold In February, BMW moved ahead of Mazda, Mitsubishi moved ahead of Jaguar/Land Rover, and Volvo moved ahead of Porsche. In terms of Market Share, GM was a clear winner in February with a 0.9 percent gain over February of 2016. Nissan was up 0.5 percent while both Kia and Toyota took a 0.5 and 0.8 percent hit respectively. Regarding segment sales totals, Silverado and Sierra outsold the F-Series. Consider the Niro’s first full month sales totals. From nothing to the 4th best-selling Hybrid in the country! The Prius moved back ahead of the surprisingly strong Fusion Hybrid. Remember the Fusion Hybrid outsold the Prius last month for the first time in history. YTD, sales of the Prius (9,971) are ahead of the Fusion Hybrid (9,795) by just 176 vehicles. With the Ioniq entering the C-segment hatch hybrid space, the Prius may lose more sales than the midsize sedan based Fusion Hybrid. It will be a very interesting year based on the monthly and yearly sales results. February sales exceeded 17 million vehicles for the eighth straight month although February sales were off 0.01 million vs. February of 2016. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was approximately 17.5 million vehicles.