It was a record month. MBUSA has never sold more vehicles in a month than it did in February 2018. In total 24,760 passenger vehicles were sold and 27.894 including Mercedes-Benz Vans and the smart brand. Overall sales are up 0.4% from 2017 with passenger vehicle sales virtually flat, which is not bad considering 2017 was also a spectacular sales year. The result is especially strong considering that total February vehicle sales in the US were down 2.4% from 2017.
Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA noted that overall the year was off to a very successful start and predicted that 2018 would continue to be a successful year. He also pointed to the GLC and S-Class as assisting in setting the February sales record.
Mercedes-AMG brand sold 2,469 units which is a small increase over the January sales number of 2,454. The Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program sold 9,750 vehicles, slightly down from Feb 2017.
|Feb-18||Feb-17||Monthly %||YTD 2018||YTD 2017||Yearly %|
|MB + Freightliner Sprinter, Metris Vans1||3,028||2,513||20.5%||5,219||4,562||14.4%|
So where does this put Mercedes in relation to its competition? Let’s check it out.
Feb 2018 U.S. Luxury/Premium Passenger Vehicle Sales
|Manufacturer||Sales (February 2018)|
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