Mercedes-Benz November 2015 Sales Down 11.7% with 33,475 Vehicles Sold

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] All-new GLE is hot!

    [​IMG]Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Dec. 1, 2015

    ‪#‎AZAutoShow‬ - Mercedes-Benz had a GLE 350 on this regional shows floor. Although the magnificent 201 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque 2.1L Turbo Diesel mated to that slick shifting 7-speed AT was not shown, it is the best in the business. IMHO anyway and I have not even driven it. Yet. One of these days, one if these days. ;)

    In any case, the GL and GLE series CUVs are some of Mercedes-Benz best sellers right now.

    Mercedes-Benz November 2015 Sales Overview

    Mercedes-Benz reported November sales of 33,475 units, a decrease of 11.7% from the 37,925 vehicles sold during November of 2014.

    The falloff was explained by the company as a “runout of popular model lines and limited availability of top-selling SUVs, including the new GLC” and it was bumping up against November of 2014 sales results which were the highest in MBUSA history.

    Year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz sold 341,543 vehicles, up 4.0 percent over the 328,319 vehicles sold through the same period of 2014.

    Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered 2,770 sales for the month of November, up 9.4% over November 2014.

    Mercedes-Benz November 2015 Brand Sales Highlights

    November sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-Class, GLE and E-Class model lines.

    The C-Class took the top spot with 7,239 vehicles, down 21.8 percent vs. the 9,259 sold in November of 2014. Year to date however, sales of 79,057 vehicles is up 18.3 percent over the 66,841 sold through the same

    The new GLE is hot, finishing up as the second highest selling Mercedes-Benz vehicle with 4,883 sold.

    Year to date, 14,353 vehicles were sold during its first four months on the market.

    Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models reached 583 for the month and 10,436 year-to-date.

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    November 2015 Segment Sales Totals

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    U.S. November 2015 Sales vs. November 2014 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers

    GM November 2015 Sales Up 1.5% with 229,296 Vehicles Sold.
    Toyota November 2015 Sales Up 3.4% with 189,517 Vehicles Sold.
    Ford November 2015 Sales Up 0.4% with 187,794 Vehicles Sold.
    FCA November 2015 Sales Up 3.0% with 175,974 Vehicles Sold.
    Honda November 2015 Sales Down 5.2% with 115,441 Vehicles Sold.
    Nissan November 2015 Sales Up 3.8% with 107,083 Vehicles Sold.
    Hyundai November 2015 Sales Up 11.8% with 60,007 Vehicles Sold.
    Subaru November 2015 Sales Up 1.8% with 46,070 Vehicles Sold.
    Kia November 2015 Sales Up 1.4% with 45,553 Vehicles Sold.
    BMW November 2015 Sales Up 1.2% with 36,447 Vehicles Sold.
    Mercedes-Benz November 2015 Sales Down 11.7% with 33,475 Vehicles Sold.
    VW November 2015 Sales Down 24.7% with 23,882 Vehicles Sold.
    Mazda November 2015 Sales Up 7.0% with 22,732 Vehicles Sold.
    Audi November 2015 Sales Up 0.4% % with 16,700 Vehicles Sold.

    Toyota moved past Ford to become the second largest volume seller in the U.S. in November.

    The auto industry posted strong November sales of more than 1.32 million vehicles, up 2.3 percent over November of 2014 despite just 23 selling days this November vs. 25 selling days in November of 2014. For the year, light duty sales are trending to finish off the year at approximately 17.4 million, the highest since 2000.

    November was the third consecutive month in a row with a SAAR above 18 million. The six-month moving average for the SAAR is quickly approaching 18.0 million. Placing this number into perspective, the industry’s best U.S. sales year ever was 2000, when 17.8 million light duty vehicles were delivered.

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  2. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    "The falloff was explained by the company as a “runout of popular model lines and limited availability of top-selling SUVs, including the new GLC” and it was bumping up against November of 2014 sales results which were the highest in MBUSA history."

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    Yah, .... OR it could be that Tesla is chewing way into S-Class sales and Mercedes would rather just not talk about it.
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Carcus:

    S-Class was never a big seller. The E-Class sales falloff over the apt 18-months is where the real damage is occurring.

    Wayne
     
  4. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Hi Wayne,

    But your table shows E-class holding steady (4,751 vs. 4,737). So where is the Nov '14 vs Nov '15 11.7% drop coming from?


    /related: Tesla is forcing the luxury competition to build BEV's --

    Mercedes will build a BEV S-Class to combat the Model S
    Audi will build a BEV SUV to combat the Model X
    BMW will build a BEV 5 series to combat the Model 3 (maybe I'm stretching here as BMW might build this without Tesla competition, but probably not)

    http://www.autonews.com/article/201...n-tesla-model-s-fighter-r&d-chief-tells-paper
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

  6. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Wayne,

    Here is some "Wester Europe Ink" that might mean something to you?:


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    "Germany’s car makers, and prestige sector leading BMW, Audi and Mercedes in particular, received their second shock in little more than three weeks when AID compiled data for Western Europe revealed that in the nine months to September this year Tesla’s Model S has not only outsold previous sector heavyweights such as BMW’s outgoing 7-Series and Audi’s A8 by some considerable margin, but has also sunk its teeth into Mercedes’ top-notch S-Class, which of late has made Europe’s luxury car segment almost its own"


    In Western Europe Tesla Model S already breathing down the neck of Mercedes’ segment-leading S-Class
    http://www.eagleaid.com/AID-Newslet...S-breathing-down-neck-of-Mercedes-S-Class.htm
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    /Do you happen to have the S-Class sales numbers in the U.S. .. Nov 2015 vs Nov 2014? That might help to understand what is going on. For U.S. sales, Mercedes is having a growth year overall(vs. 2014), ... but not in the S class .. correct?
    //The S Class has been Mercedes top model, .. its flagship for over 50 years. You can't just dismiss what is happening to that car's sales and what impact it could have on the company, even if it does make up only a portion (less than 10%) of overall sales ... wouldn't you say?
     
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Carcus:

    Again, the numbers are minuscule compared to the bread and butter cars.

    Wayne
     
  8. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Carcus:

    Really? I spend 30 hours each month putting these sales reports together for no pay and you link a PRNewswire release?

    MBUSA posts 4.0% YTD increase moving toward record year

    Yesterday morning I spent an hour completing Maxima vids on the beach just after dawn and then drove 100 miles to LA to swap into the Altima. I had a FB/CleanMPG follower that has been following for years tell me how the aFCDs are 5 mpg over reporting. This occurred within minutes of me completing an initial calibration fill on that Altima that took over 1.5 hours to complete before the 3 hour calibration drive in heavy Southern California traffic to burn another 2 hours all over again for the second calibration fill after another almost a 100 mile drive last night.

    Have you not seen the ton of coverage I gave the Audi SUV as the Tesla Fighter? Have you read up on the Porsche Tesla fighter yesterday?

    Do me a favor since I work hours and hours on this for free and have been working on the Murano Interior Overview vid for over three hours this morning, do you think you can put together the Porsche story? And not a simple Copy and Paste job either. Do a little research into Tesla sales from their quarterly reports, add some commentary of your own and have at it with pics posted in the image gallery and linked back into the story itself?

    Porsche Mission E Receives a Green Light

    Do you think you can do that for readers here instead of telling me how it was only S-Sales that caused the MB fall off this month but somehow did not harm the positive results last month?

    Mercedes-Benz October 2015 Sales Up 3.7% with 32,472 Vehicles Sold

    Your contributions would be greatly appreciated.

    Wayne
     

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