Mercedes-Benz Malaysia reports healthy growth

By BERNAMA | 8 July 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia achieved a 53 per cent sales growth for passenger cars in the first half of 2015 with 5,163 units registered from 3,366 units in the same period of last year.

President and chief executive officer Roland Folger said the growth was mainly driven by locally produced models, such as the C, E and S class, with sales increasing by 62 per cent to 3,787 units.

"The E-Class, in leading the pack, registered 1,967 units sold and the performance was a 41 per cent increase from the first half of 2014, " he added.

He told reporters this at a briefing on the company's first half performance here today.

The C-Class, maintained its strong growth momentum - after being crowned "Car of the Year" in April - in registering sales of 1,104 units, up 38 per cent from the first half 2014.

Folger said the S-Class continued its uptrend to record a 419 per cent increase to 719 units.

In May 2015, Mercedes-Benz delivered 1,143 units, up 110 per cent from the same period last year, and recorded the strongest sales month in the company's history.

For the second half of 2015, the group remains confident of better growth, driven by all the existing and upcoming models, Fogler said.

Commenting on upcoming models, Folger said the group will be launching the C63 within the next four weeks.

"We see a huge demand for the model globally and Malaysians have been enquiring about the model," he added.