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July 6, 2016

Mercedes sets new first half records

Mercedes-Benz completed the first half of 2016 with new records. In the first half of 2016, 1,006,619 vehicles were delivered (+12.1%). In June, 188,444 cars were sold (+11.1%). Record unit sales for the 40th month in succession.

Mercedes-Benz completed the first half of 2016 with new records. In the first half of 2016, 1,006,619 vehicles were delivered (+12.1%). In June, 188,444 cars were sold (+11.1%). Record unit sales for the 40th month in succession.

Marketing and sales chief Ola Källenius said: "We passed the million mark this year already in June and thus achieved the best half year in the company's history. One third of all Mercedes-Benz passenger cars sold are in the SUV segment. This shows that our product offensive is paying off and that our completely renewed SUV portfolio is extremely well received by our customers."

In Europe, sales by Mercedes-Benz increased in June by 13.7% to 86,657 units. Between January and June, 444,581 vehicles were handed over, an increase of 13.3%. In Germany, unit sales in the first half of the year totalled 142,756 vehicles (+7.8%).

In the Asia-Pacific region, Mercedes-Benz delivered 63,754 vehicles to customers in June (+16.4%), and actually achieved more than 20% growth in unit sales in the first half of the year. In China, the biggest market for Mercedes-Benz, growth in the first half of the year was especially strong with sales of 219,999 units (+33.1%). In Japan, Australia and Taiwan, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new registrations last month.

In the NAFTA region, 33,245 vehicles were handed over to customers in June (+2.4%) and nearly 190,000 units in the first six months. Sales in the US increased since the beginning of the year to a new record of 28,473 units (+1.5%).

The Smart brand increased its unit sales by 16% in June and delivered 13,147 cars worldwide.

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