TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2019 /CNW/ – Following a positive Q3 2019, Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network are pleased to report the company retailed 4,294 passenger vehicles, vans, and smarts in October. This represents a 5.7% increase compared to October 2018. Year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz Canada has retailed 38,428 total units.
Passenger vehicle sales grew by 4.2% over October 2018, with 2,126 SUVs and 1,657 passenger cars retailed—or 3,783, in all. This monthly result was driven by strong demand for the S-Class (+80% compared to October 2018), GLC SUV (+17%) and a continued positive response to the all-new generation of Mercedes-Benz GLS SUVs (+32%). The AMG-GT family also enjoyed a strong result (+208%).
In the first ten months of 2019, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 19,108 luxury light trucks and 14,404 passenger cars, for a total of 33,512 passenger vehicles delivered. Within the two segments, the most notable YoY percentage growth was seen in the GLC SUV and G-Wagon and the E-Class Wagon and CLS Coupe.
Mercedes-Benz Vans retailed 499 units in October for a major 27.6% increase compared to October 2018, propelled by the Sprinter van lineup (+37.7%). Year-to-date, the division has retailed 4,655 units.
12 smart fortwo vehicles were delivered in October 2019.
In October 2019, Mercedes-Benz Canada’s Pre-Owned division delivered 1,552 units, of which 1,252 were Certified Pre-Owned (CPO). This represents Mercedes-Benz Canada’s second best Pre-Owned and Certified Pre-Owned October ever. Compared to October 2018, CPO sales penetration increased by 7.3% in October 2019. Year-to-date, CPO sales penetration has increased by 5.0%.
“Canadian consumers are excited about the Mercedes-Benz product lineup, whether it’s strong demand for the A-Class, the stunning all-new generation of GLS SUVs or our Sprinter van lineup” said Brian D. Fulton, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. “I want to thank our dealer network for their extremely hard work to maintain our strong position and close out 2019 with the positive momentum we’ve been building for many months.”