15,385 vehicle sales in February help MB to a 24% YTD improvement.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Mar. 2, 2010
MB E-Class saw 4,043 vehicles sold in February vs. 2,104 a year ago last month.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported February sales of 15,385 vehicles, an 8.4% improvement over February 2009 and a 24 percent increase on a year-to-date basis.
A key contributor to the February performance was the sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – leading the pack with sales of 4,245, up 6.4% over February 2009. The new 9th generation E-Class continued its strong momentum with sales of 4,043 - up 92.2% over February 2009. MBUSA's versatile, compact SUV – the GLK – followed in volume with sales of 2,126, up 10.8% compared to February 2009.
On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 30,543 new vehicles, up 24% when compared to the same time last year.
Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,153 vehicles in February; a 6.2% month-to-date increase, when compared to February 2009 (sales of 5,795 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 12,382 vehicles, a decrease of 1.3% over the comparable period (with sales of 12,548).