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Daimler says Mercedes on track for record 2012
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Daimler says Mercedes on track for record 2012

Published: 05 Dec 2012 16:24 GMT+01:00
Updated: 05 Dec 2012 16:24 GMT+01:00

German automaker Daimler said on Wednesday that its Mercedes-Benz division is on target for its best-ever year in 2012 after achieving record sales in November.

"This past month Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles than ever before in the month of November. With sales of 120,346 units, the previous year's record was topped by 5.7 percent," Daimler said in a statement.

Since January, Mercedes-Benz had delivered a total of 1.195 million passenger cars worldwide -- an increase of 5.1 percent -- which was also a new record, the carmaker said.

"In November we posted a new sales record again. Shortly before the end of the year we thus continue on course to making 2012 the biggest-selling year in company history so far," boasted Mercedes-Benz sales and marketing chief, Joachim Schmidt.

While sales in western Europe advanced by a modest 1.0 percent in the 11-month period, the carmaker sold 11.4 percent more cars in the Americas and 6.6 percent more in the Asia-Pacific region.

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06:04 December 15, 2012 by the Anonymous Designer
Cadillac is out to take the sales leadership reigns back in America so Mercedes-Benz can look forward to losing a lot Market Share in the United States and Market penetration in it's home market by Cadillac in coming years.

Mercedes have become rather stale in their curb appeal. And new Mercedes don't offer much more than older Mercedes.
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