Mercedes suffers in the sales of the second quarter of the year

High-end cars have not stopped growing in their demand and in their great presence in the automotive world thanks to a business model that has stopped surprising. Unlike what happened in previous months, between April …

High-end cars have not stopped growing in their demand and in their great presence in the automotive world thanks to a business model that has stopped surprising. Unlike what happened in previous months, between April and June, in Mercedes managing to sell 490,000 unitss, which is 16% less than expected. This has been mainly due to its anti-covid measure and the shortage of semiconductor delivery that made the supply look highly limited.

The interests of customers continue to be these luxury and electric models. In Mercedes they continue to increase production, and is that in the second quarter, sales nearly doubled to 23,500 units. During the first half of 2022, sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) increased by 134%, to 45,400 units, as high-volume models such as the EQE began to roll off the production line.

Within the Ton-End Luxury category, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Mayback, G-Class, S-Class, GLS and EQS had a decrease of 16% to 71,900 units sold. Mercedes-Maybach delivered 4,400 vehicles, achieving the best sales in its history in a second quarter (+25%). Mercedes-Benz has become the first car manufacturer in the world to start selling a conditional autonomous driving system.

In the case of class C and class E had sales of 275,000 units, with the GLC and C-Class models being the best sellers. Despite being near the end of its life cycle, GLC deliveries reached their highest level in the month of June and recorded the best second quarter in its history in the United States.

Data by data

On the Asian continent had 20% lower sales due to the strong restriction measures due to the pandemic, having an increase in China of 40% compared to May. In Europe, sales reached 154,300 vehicles (-10%) and in Germany 50,600 units (-4%) were sold. Sales in the North American region amounted to 91,000 units (-3%), of which 79,100 passenger cars (-4%) were delivered to customers in the United States.

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