Mercedes-Benz grows worldwide sales
A total of 198,545 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers all over the world last month.
Under the prevailing challenging conditions, Mercedes-Benz sold more units than ever before in November.
Further progress with vehicle availability, particularly in some international markets had a positive impact on sales development in the three core regions. In the first 11 months of the year, 2,103,653 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars were sold to customers, which is slightly above the high level of the prior-year period.
Last month, the brand with the star maintained its market leadership in the premium segment in markets including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and the USA.
Member, Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales, Britta Seeger, said: “With more than 198,000 vehicles delivered worldwide, Mercedes-Benz has achieved its best-ever November sales.
In a challenging market environment, we’ve been able to increase unit sales slightly also since the beginning of the year.
“In China, we have delivered more than 600,000 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles since the beginning of this year. We are particularly pleased to be the first premium carmaker to achieve this sales milestone in China within one year,” he added.
Meanwhile, the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Limited, is proud to welcome the new “G” to customers and enthusiast of the brand in Nigeria.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Weststar Associates Limited, Mirko Plath, said: “Mercedes-Benz lovers and off-road enthusiast in Nigeria can now enjoy the revolutionary attributes of the new G-Class model. This is a product that speaks for itself, as its design is considerably more robust and suitable for off‑road operations in its segment. This means an SUV that is capable of handling any type of road condition.”
The exterior of the new G-Class pays tribute to classic features like the distinctive door handle and the characteristic closing sound, the robust exterior protective strip, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door and the prominent indicator lights.
While the exterior maintains the iconic classic look, the interior of the G-Class has undergone a fundamental modern redesign, which reinterprets the genes of the classic vehicle to reflect the exterior.
Getting in the G-Class reveals to numerous design features from the exterior have been transposed into the interior. The shape of the round headlamps, for instance, which is reflected in the side air vents or the design of the iconic indicators, is found again in the shape of the loudspeakers.
Hallmarks of the G Class include the grab handle in front of the front passenger and the chrome-highlighted switches for the three differential locks. Both have been meticulously optimized and retained as characteristic features.
Another highlight is an instrument cluster in the form of a large display showing virtual instruments in the driver’s direct field of vision and a central display above the centre console available as an option.
In this case the two 12.3-inch displays blend visually into a Widescreen Cockpit beneath a shared glass cover. Drivers can choose between three different styles for the displays – “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive” and also select relevant information and views according to their individual needs. The seats in the G Class are equipped as standard with numerous convenience functions and are ergonomically designed to provide enhanced seating comfort and lateral support.
The new G-Class performs even better off-road, while on the road it is significantly more agile, dynamic and comfortable than its predecessor. This new suspension emerged from the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz G GmbH and Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The result is an independent suspension with double-wishbone front axle in combination with a rigid rear axle. As part of their work, the engineers had the task of fighting for every millimeter, because off-road capability not least, also means maximum ground clearance.
The raising of the axles makes a decisive contribution in this respect, while requiring a strut tower brace in the engine compartment to achieve the ruggedness objectives. The specification for the G-Class not only included solidness and superiority in terrain, but also greater driving dynamics and comfort on paved roads.
Thanks to the new front axle design, the on-road performance of the G-Class has therefore been enhanced at the same time.
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