Are Canadians getting wealthier? We're certainly shopping like we're rich. First we got confirmation that Saks Fifth Avenue will open Canadian stores including a massive Toronto flagship, and now we've got word that Mercedes Benz's Canadian November sales were its highest ever.
Mercedes-Benz Canada President and CEO Tim A Reuss says: "November was another record-breaking month in Canada for Mercedes-Benz, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to each employee and everyone from our national retail network for a job well done. Our dynamic, continually expanding product range and the ongoing support of our partners at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services are certainly two key factors in our success, but it is also extremely important to recognize that these stellar results would not be possible without the hard-work and collective commitment from our talented team of professionals who tirelessly uphold the core values of our brand every day."
The following is content from a press release by Mercedes Benz Canada:
Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network reported today that the company has achieved its best November sales results ever by delivering 3,147 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month. This represents a month-over-month increase of 6.0%, and has helped push overall growth ahead of last year by 1,788 units with a grand total of 33,899 vehicles sold year-to-date.
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks recorded the best November ever with 2,745 units retailed. This is 13.8% or 332 units ahead relative to the same period from the previous year. In total, 28,696 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been delivered by the national network of corporate retail stores and private dealers, which is up 1,490 units or 5.5% compared to 2012 results.
A notable 1,742 passenger cars were delivered for the month, which represents a substantial increase of 34.3% or 445 units. Passenger car sales are ahead by 7.4% or 1,126 vehicles on a year-to-date basis with 16,254 vehicles registered. Particularly strong demand for the B-Class, CLA-Class, C-Class and E-Class helped contribute to November's outstanding sales results.
With 1,003 units sold, the highly coveted range of Mercedes-Benz luxury light trucks continued to be very popular through November. Overall, luxury light truck sales are up 3.0% this year with 12,442 vehicles sold.
The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 75.6% for the month, while permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC™ units accounted for 78.1% of overall passenger car and light truck sales in November (excluding smart).
smart reported an increase of 8.6% this month with 165 vehicles delivered. Brisk smart fortwo electric drive sales of 62 units significantly contributed to November's results, demonstrating sustained customer demand for this intelligent, zero-local emission transportation solution. smart has delivered a total of 2,073 vehicles so far in 2013.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter division recorded 237 vans sold for the month. This brought year-to-date sales to 3,130 vehicles, which is up 412 units or 15.2%.
The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 916 retail deliveries throughout November. A total of 12,341 Certified Pre-Owned vehicles have been registered by dealerships from coast-to-coast year-to-date.