MERCEDES-BENZ DELIVERS RECORD-BREAKING 2014 SALES VOLUME OF 330,391, UP 5.7%
MBUSA up 6.7%; Sprinter, smart post double-digit gains
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz today reported record-breaking 2014 sales of 330,391, up 5.7% from the 312,534 units sold in 2013. Annual Sprinter sales increased 18% to 25,745, combining with 10,453 units at smart, up 12.8%, for a best-ever year-to-date grand total of 366,589 for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA).
“The past year brought key milestones for Mercedes-Benz on both the product and customer service fronts,” said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. “Capped by another round of record sales, we’re more aligned than ever in pairing a ‘best or nothing’ model lineup with the best ownership experience in the business.”
Sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, ranging from the entry-level CLA four-door coupe to the brand’s S-Class flagship, increased to 212,086 from the 206,221 vehicles sold in 2013. On the light truck side, retail volumes hit 118,305, up 11.3% from 106,315 units last year.
Annual volume leaders included the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The C-Class, which received a full redesign for the 2015 model year, took the top spot with 75,065 units, followed by the E-Class at 66,400. The best-selling Mercedes-Benz SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three at 46,726, up 13.1% from the 41,326 vehicles sold the previous year. At the high end, the S-Class saw yearly sales increase 90% to 25,276 from 13,303 in 2013.