Mercedez-Benz sales rise 11.2 percent in July in USA

Mercedez-Benz sales rise 11.2 percent in July in USAThe USA unit of the luxury car maker, Mercedez-Benz announced on Tuesday that it recorded 11.2 percent increase in sales last month when compared to July 2009 in the country.

The company sold 18,048 units in the month of July this year up from 16,228 in the same month last year. The 9th generation E-Class recorded highest number of units sold at 5,462 even as it was lower by 1.7 percent for the model compared to July last year.

The sales of the R-Class crossover rose nine times to 314 from 36 last year. The R-Class models are manufactured at Mercedes-Benz U. S. International plant in Vance. As for the whole year, the sales went down 15 percent for the model.

The company sold 1,179 units in the GL-Class with an increase of 39.7 percent in the month. It had sold 844 in July 2009. As for the whole year, the GL-Class rose 47.2 percent.

The M-Class recorded 17.9 percent increase in sales with 1,973 sold when compared to 1,674 units sold in July 2009. The M-Class recorded a growth of 17 % in the whole year.

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