German company leads premium sales in Canada, Australia, Taiwan, and Portugal.

Mercedes-Benz has achieved its best-ever global monthly sales delivering 198,921 cars to its customers in March.

Mercedes was behind its rivals in US premium sales in March, but the company was the premium market leader in Japan, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, and Portugal. Thanks to this, the automaker is registering a record month with 8.4 percent more sales than March 2015, making it the best ever sales month for the marque.

What’s more, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer is enjoying the best first quarter in its history with total sales of 483,487 units or 12.6 percent more than Q1 of 2015.

Europe is still the biggest market for Mercedes – in March, a total of 97,748 vehicles of the brand were delivered to customers in that region. It achieved double-digit growth in Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, and Portugal.

Next is the Asia-Pacific region with 63,888 sales, representing an increase of 17.9 percent compared with the prior-year month. 38,133 units were sold in China, an increase of 26.6 percent, while the NAFTA region (North American Free Trade Agreement that includes Canada, Mexico, and the United States) totaled 32,856 units in March.

“Mercedes-Benz posted the strongest unit sales in the company’s history in March,” confirmed Ola Kallenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales. “And we remain on track. We have just presented two new vehicles without predecessors: the C-Class Cabriolet and the GLC Coupe.”

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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