Daimler AG Reports a 10.3 Percent Increase for Mercedes-Benz and smart Vehicles in the U.S. for November 2010


- Mercedes-Benz USA Records November Sales of 19,037 Vehicles – an Improvement of 13.3 Percent over November 2009 and a 19.4 Percent Increase on a Year-to-Date Basis
- smart USA Records 211 Sales in November 2010

New York, USA, Dec 02, 2010 – Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported U.S. sales of 19,248 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 10.3 Percent compared to November 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest November sales volume since 2007 with sales of 19,037, an increase of 13.3% for the month. 18,208 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 829 Sprinter vans are included in this total. On a year-to-date basis, sales increased 19.4% to 203,468.

Impressive gains continued in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light-truck categories. The strongest performer for the month was the 9th generation E-Class with sales of 4,986 bringing its year-to-date total to 55,869 (up 25.4%). The popular and sporty C-Class followed with sales of 3,930 and the versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 3,470 for the month.

Sales at the high end continued strong with sales of the flagship CL coupe up 159.2%. Also showing strong gains for the month were the elegant CLS coupe up 130.8% and the commanding G-Class sport utility vehicle up 67.6%. The company also sold 36 of the newly launched supercar - the SLS AMG - bringing its year-to-date sales to 451.

smart USA recorded 211 sales in November 2010. The company showcased the 2011 smart fortwo, with an all-new interior, to U.S. consumers for the first time at the LA Auto Show this past month.
Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA will be announced in a separate press release issued by Mercedes-Benz USA.

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