Mercedes-Benz USA Sales Drop 22.6 Percent in June 2009

Mercedes-Benz USA is reporting that for the month of June, sales dropped to 15,155 units, a decrease of 22.6 % compared to June 2008

by  John Clark  | 

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Mercedes-Benz USA is reporting that for the month of June, sales dropped to 15,155 new units – a decrease of 22.6 percent when compared to June 2008.  As a result of this figure, MBUSA’s sales total 85,088 new units through the first half of the year, down 28.7 percent when compared to 2008′s six-month YTD total of 119,279 new units.

As for the models making headlines, a single Mercedes managed to achieve a sales gain for the month.  That model, surprisingly, is the R-Class, which noted a sales increase of 18.1 percent with 680 vehicles sold.  The volume leader for the month was the C-Class, which noted sales of 4,583 units (-23.3 percent compared to June 2008), while the E-Class noted the second highest sales volume with 2,781 new units sold (-36.2 percent compared to June 2008).

MERCEDES-BENZ USA REPORTS JUNE SALES OF 15,155

Montvale, NJ, July 02, 2009

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported June sales of 15,155 vehicles, a decline of 22.6 percent compared to June 2008

The volume leaders for the month were the C, E, and M-Class with sales of 4,583, 2,781, and 2,362 respectively. The company’s new GLK compact SUV continued to exhibit strong demand, outperforming all of its competitors for the first half of the year

Overall, the company sold 85,088 new vehicles during the first six months of the year, a decrease of 28.7 percent over the comparable period last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 5,999 vehicles in June; a 24.7 percent increase compared to June 2008 sales of 4,809 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 38,950, a 24.2 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales (31,359 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

Mercedes-Benz USA June 2009 Sales Overview

Model June '09 June '08 Monthly % YTD 2009 YTD 2008 Yearly %
C-CLASS 4,583 5,977 -23.3% 25,729 37,362 -31.1%
E-CLASS 2,781 4,360 -36.2% 12,701 20,163 -37.0%
S-CLASS 750 1,384 -45.8% 5,036 9,639 -47.8%
CL-CLASS 118 180 -34.4% 722 1,503 -52.0%
SL-CLASS 410 667 -38.5% 2,174 3,401 -36.1%
CLK-CLASS 539 726 -25.8% 5,203 6,293 -17.3%
SLK-CLASS 247 576 -57.1% 1,651 3,069 -46.2%
CLS-CLASS 196 552 -64.5% 1,643 3,729 -55.9%
R-CLASS 680 576 18.1% 1,992 4,784 -58.4%
M-CLASS 2,362 2,601 -9.2% 10,604 17,396 -39.0%
G-CLASS 37 64 -42.2% 297 490 -39.4%
GL-CLASS 913 1,913 -52.3% 6,353 11,450 -44.5%
GLK-CLASS 1,539 - - 10,983 - -
GRAND TOTAL 15,155 19,576 -22.6% 85,088 119,279 -28.7%
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