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Mercedes Benz reports 22 percent increase in sales worldwide
Toronto Star, May 7, 2008
Daimler AG said yesterday its Mercedes Benz cars unit reported a 22 per cent increase in worldwide sales last month as increased demand in Asia more than offset a decline in the United States.
The unit, which includes the brands, Mercedes Benz, AMG, Smart and Maybach sold 119,000 cars in April compared with the 97,800 it sold in April 2007.
The Stuttgart-based company said its new C-class posted strong growth worldwide, with sales of sedan and station wagon models for the month of April rising to a record of 35,600, an 88 per cent increase from the 18,900 sold last year.
The automaker said its A-class and B-class models also saw an 18 per cent increase in deliveries to 23,000, compared to 20,200 a year ago , citing strong demand in western Europe.
Sales in Asia climbed 24 per cent.