Daimler offered 2.34 million Mercedes-Benz passenger automobiles in 2019 for a ninth consecutive 12 months of report gross sales, it stated on Thursday, placing the German carmaker in pole place to retain the title of greatest-promoting premium automobile model.
Stuttgart-primarily based Daimler claimed it had retained the title of best-promoting luxurious automobile model. Nonetheless, rival BMW, the manufacturers of which embody Mini and Rolls-Royce, has but to provide a breakdown of its world gross sales.
As a carmaking group, BMW bought 2.52 million automobiles final yr to beat Daimler’s 2.46 million Mercedes-Benz and Sensible cars over the identical interval.
Mercedes-Benz mentioned it posted gross sales data in Germany, China, and the USA due to robust demand for its sports activities utility automobiles and excessive-finish limousines.
Daimler stated Mercedes-Benz’s gross sales rose 6.2% in China; the place native prospects ordered the highest-finish Maybach Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine at a fee of greater than 700 automobiles a month.
Volkswagen’s premium arm Audi mentioned it had bought 1.84 million vehicles final yr, up 1.eight% 12 months on 12 months, due to a 4.1% bounce in Chinese language gross sales together with Hong Kong.
Audi mentioned it bought 19,500 electrical e-Tron fashions in Europe final 12 months whereas Daimler declined to offer a determine for what number of electrical Mercedes-Benz EQC fashions it delivered to clients.