Since 2011, sales of Mercedes SUVs have more than doubled.

Mercedes-Benz remains on track to become the best-selling luxury carmaker in the world, as the German company has delivered more than 156,000 vehicles to customers in August. This result represents an increase of 11.8 percent over the previous month, and a new month sales record for three and a half years in a row. Speaking in numbers, from January to August this year, Mercedes has delivered a total of 1,326,635 cars, 11.7 percent more than the same period last year.

The automaker’s success is mainly driven by the strong rise in unit sales of SUVs of approximately 40 percent with 56,286 units handed to customers in August. The most popular Mercedes SUV last month was the GLA, which is going to receive a facelift next year, followed by the slightly bigger GLC.

Speaking of Mercedes SUVs, more than four million customers worldwide have opted for an SUV of the company to date – with more than double sales since 2011.

“Mercedes-Benz has already delivered more than four million SUVs to customers worldwide," said Ola Kallenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales.

"Their popularity is rising year on year. Thanks to their double-digit growth rate, the SUVs once again contributed significantly to the best-ever unit sales by Mercedes-Benz this August,”

Mercedes SUV sales increase 40 percent globally, four million sold to date

Most likely, the positive trend in Mercedes SUV sales will continue in the coming years, as the manufacturer is preparing several new or refreshed crossovers. First of all, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe will go on sale in the first quarter of 2017, followed by the revised GLA. A coupe version of the later will be launched in the first half of next year, and the company’s first-ever pickup truck will ready to hit the road a couple of months later.

In 2018, Mercedes will introduce a new generation of the GLE SUV with plenty of diesel and petrol engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid variant. Last but not least, engineers of the company are already working on a new Geländewagen – the legendary G-Class boxy off-roader will likely arrive in 2018 or 2019.

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