We hear so much bad news about the auto industry right now that it seems like every manufacturer is on the brink of collapse. That just isn’t the case. The new car side of MBUSA is down about 30% this year. The good news is that the pre-owned side has picked up the slack and is up about 30%! This is the end-of-month press release from MBUSA. It is exciting to see how many new GLKs are now on the road!
MERCEDES-BENZ REPORTS MARCH SALES OF 15,602
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported March sales of 15,602 vehicles, a decline of 25 percent. The volume leaders for the month were the C, E, and GLK-Class with sales of 5,008, 1,978, and 2,598 respectively. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 40,234 new vehicles, a decrease of 30.2 percent over the comparable period last year.
Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,614 vehicles in March; a 29.4 percent increase compared to March 2008 sales of 5,110 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 19,162, a 44.6 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales (13,252 vehicles) during the same timeframe.
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. For more than forty years, MBUSA has taken pride in its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.maybachusa.com.