Mercedes Benz sold a total of 561 cars in India in May 2011 compared to 411 cars sold in May 2011 registering a growth of about 36%. Driving this strong growth in May 2011 are the company’s best sellers, the C-Class that registered a 45% growth by clocking 314 units (May 2010: 216 units) and the flagship E-Class which grew by 14% at 130 units (May 2010:114 units).
In the period from January-May 2011, Mercedes-Benz India grew by an impressive 60% clocking 3233 units as compared to January-May 2010. Mercedes-Benz India’s sedan segment comprising C-Class, E-Class & the S-Class grew by 51% in the January-May 2011 period by registering sales of 2830 units (Jan-May 2010: 1873 units). The SUV segment comprising the M-Class and GL-Class also registered a growth of almost 200%. (Jan-May 2011: 344 units; Jan-May 2010: 117 units).
Mr. Debashis Mitra, Director- Marketing & Sales, Mercedes-Benz India commented,
“Mercedes-Benz performed extremely well in both in the sedan segment as well as in the SUV segment. Our SUV’s are synonymous with performance, robustness and versatility, and the growing preference for our SUVs each month is a testimony of this fact. We will continue with our robust performance for the rest of 2011 and create new benchmarks.”
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