The Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands sold 107,700 passenger cars worldwide in October 2003, compared with 108,700 in the same month last year. The total of 1,022,300 vehicles sold worldwide to the end of October 2003 is about 2% down on last year. Worldwide sales of Mercedes-Benz cars totalled 96,400 in October 2003 and, from January to October 2003, Mercedes-Benz sold 918,900 passenger cars around the world, nearly 2% fewer than the same period last year.