All-new GLE is hot! 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. November 2015 Segment Sales Totals 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.