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2007 = 2006?

Could somebody please explain something to me:

If you had gone out and bought a new Mercedes-Benz 3 months ago, you
would then say you had bought a 2007-model SLK (or whichever model you went for).

Why is it referred to as the 2007-model?
It was marketed in 2006.
It was made in 2006.
It was bought in 2006.
It was first registered in 2006.
It was first driven in 2006.

So why do people refer to their new cars as being "next-year's model"?
This practise seems to be wholly exclusive to the USA.

After all, when you come to sell the car, it's most certainly a 2006 SLK (or whatever)...

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Because model year changes tend to be done in late August/early October. So when a new 2007 C7 vette comes out (for instance, I just made this up because vettes have very clear chassis designations) it will typically first go on sale in August or October of 2006.
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Originally Posted by Elwood Blues
New Oldsmobiles are in early this year
This way forever in USA.

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