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2015 best delivery year for Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz said it delivered more cars to customers in 2015 than ever before in one year. The Stuttgart-based premium brand with the three-pointed star sold a total of 1,871,511 vehicles (+13.4%), posting its fifth record year in a row, according to a statement issued in Stuttgart, Germany.
The statement added that the year 2015 ended for Mercedes-Benz with its strongest-selling December (178,017 units, +9.1%) and best quarter (495.159 units, +8.8%).
According to the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dieter Zetsche : “Last year, we sold more cars than ever before. We were able to increase our unit sales in all three core regions of Europe, NAFTA and Asia-Pacific.
And with 373,459 units sold, China developed into our biggest individual market worldwide in 2015. With growth of 32.6%, Mercedes-Benz grew significantly faster than the overall automobile market.
Growth drivers in 2015, according to the company, were the SUVs and the compact cars and for the first time, more than half a million units were sold in each segment.
The cramaker anticipate additional sales impetus in 2016 from the new E-Class, the world’s most intelligent business saloon. The new dream cars such as the S-Class Cabrio, the C-Class Coupé and the new generations of the SL and SLK is expected to further boost the fascination of the Mercedes-Benz brand, stated Ola Källenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz cars marketing and sales.
MIKE OCHONMA