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Mercedes-Benz sales up 59% in January

Mercedes-Benz sales up 59% in January
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Feb 07 2011. 03 27 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Feb 07 2011. 03 27 PM IST
New Delhi: Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz India on Monday reported a 58.81% jump in sales to 640 units in January 2011, its highest-ever tally for the month in any year.
The company sold 403 units in the corresponding month in 2010, Mercedes-Benz India said in a statement.
The Germany-based carmaker saw sales of its C-Class sedans jump to 265 units, while E-Class models found 252 buyers in India. Mercedes recorded sales of 46 premium S-Class sedans in January, 2011, it added.
The entire range of sports utility vehicles, M, GL and R class cars witnessed 67 units of sales last month.
“2010 was an exciting year for us. While the market grew at 60%, we at Mercedes-Benz India managed a growth of 80%. This clearly shows that our exciting products, strong brand traction and ownership experience continue to be highly appreciated by our customers,” Mercedes-Benz India managing director and CEO Peter T Honegg said.
Meanwhile, another luxury carmaker, Audi, sold 480 units in January 2011, its highest-ever monthly sales in India, as against 306 units in the same month in 2010, translating into a 56.86% increase.
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First Published: Mon, Feb 07 2011. 03 27 PM IST