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Mercedes-Benz Oct sales up 11.5% as new C-Class drives demand

Reuters FRANKFURT | Updated on March 10, 2018 Published on November 07, 2014

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz division posted double-digit growth in car sales in October, helped by strong demand for the new C-Class, which boosted sales in Europe, offsetting a slump in the United States.

World-side sales of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars rose 11.5 per cent to 140,941 vehicles, the company said on Friday, driven by a 40 per cent jump in sales of the new C-Class sedan, which started to hit showrooms in March.

Sales of the S-Class limousine jumped 60.2 per cent, Daimler said.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars rose 9.8 per cent in Europe alone, boosted by a 4.5 per cent gain in Germany and a 56.3 per cent jump in Spain.

Sales in China rose 33.4 per cent, and demand in the United States fell 4.9 per cent as the new C-Class was just rolled out into showrooms in September.

Published on November 07, 2014
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