Mercedes-Benz posts record sales for April

JonathanMay 8, 2013

Mercedes-Benz has had a successful year so far, according to figures recently published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Since the start of 2013, the company has been enjoying record sales. In April alone, the auto group recorded sales increases of 14.2 per cent.

Four ranges contributed in large part to the company’s success, including the C-Class Coupe, SLK-Class, CLS-Class and S-Class. The E-Class helped drive sales as well. Saloon registrations also increased significantly – sales rose 31 per cent last month, compared to April 2012.

Commercial vehicles are selling well, too. Fuso Canter’s sales doubled, while the Sprinter posted gains of 48.4 per cent. The Citan van reached its highest ever market share to date, rising to 8.2 per cent.

Company heads believe a combination of warm weather and state-of-the-art ranges have sparked record sales this spring. President and chief executive officer of Mercedes-Benz UK, Marcus Breitschwerdt, said: “We’ve had a great 2013 so far – our best ever results for the first quarter and these figures for April prove that both our UK passenger car and commercial vehicle operations continue to thrive through innovation, relevant products and great customer support by our retailer network.”

The company’s brand new make, the CLA Class Coupe, is available for hire through UK Carline. Enjoy its powerful engine and stylish exterior for just £294.33 per month. You’ll be among the first to get behind the wheel of this slick model, as it just hit the market earlier this year. Alternatively, the bestselling C-Class Diesel Coupe can be yours for a low monthly rate of £249.99.

Mercedes-Benz has more in store for its customers this year. Mr Breitschwerdt said: “This month saw the very first examples of the new CLA-Class being registered – this is just one of a number of exciting and inspiring new products in new market segments set to arrive this year as we continue to grow and offer our customers greater choice, quality and value than ever before.”

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