‘Best November ever’ for Mercedes-Benz Canada


The automaker announced that a total of 2,631 Mercedes-Benz and smart cars sold in November meant Christmas came early for the automaker

“This is up 17.5% compared to November 2009, and propels overall growth to 14.2% with a total of 28,428 vehicles delivered year-to-date,” the automaker said in a release.

The November total broke down thusly: 2,383 were Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and luxury light trucks; smart car (136) and Sprinter van (112) sales made up the rest.

Those figures made the month the best November ever, the automaker said, and a 15.1 per cent better month than November 2009.

Total passenger car sales were up 9.7 per cent or 1,326 units on a year-to-date basis, while luxury light truck sales were up by 18.2% or 1,600 units for the same period.

“Sales of the GLK-Class and M-Class were ahead by an impressive 41 per cent and 28.9 per cent respectively for the month,” the automaker said.

On the environmental front, smart Canada announced it launched what it said was the first electric vehicle program designed specifically for automotive retail customers with Toronto Hydro, delivering the first smart fortwo electric drive vehicles in Canada.