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Η Daimler πίστευε πως θα μπορούσε να κάνει την Smart να αγαπηθεί από τους Αμερικάνους, αλλά οι πωλήσεις του ForTwo στην απέναντι πλευρά του Ατλαντικού δείχνουν το αντίθετο. Οι χαμηλές τιμές των καυσίμων στις Η.Π.Α όπως και η διάταξη και η αστική κυκλοφορία των πόλεων της Αμερικής, κάνουν τους Αμερικάνους να γυρνούν την πλάτη στο μικρό διθέσιο αυτοκίνητο, το οποίο δεν είναι φθηνό με τις τιμές του να ξεκινούν από τις 14.650 δολάρια.

Διάβασε επίσης: Δοκιμάζουμε το Smart ForTwo

Από την αρχή του έτους μέχρι και τον Σεπτέμβριο, η Smart πούλησε μόλις 5.432 ForTwo στις Η.Π.Α, 32,8% λιγότερο από όσα είχε πουλήσει την ίδια περίοδο πέρυσι. Αν η κατάσταση δεν αλλάξει μέσα στους επόμενους μήνες, ίσως η Daimler αναγκαστεί να σταματήσει τις πωλήσεις του ForTwo στις Η.Π.Α, με το ForFour να μην προσφέρεται στις Η.Π.Α. λόγω υψηλού κόστους.

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Mercedes-Benz USA Closes Out Third Quarter With Record September

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported all-time record September sales at 32,087 units, an increase of 6.0% from the 30,271 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars tallied 29,020 units sold, a 6.2% increase over September 2014. Sprinter delivered 2,317 sales for the month of September, up 14.0% YTD, while smart recorded 750 units in September. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 249,890, up 7.2%. Adding year-to-date sales of 20,274 for Sprinter Vans and 5,432 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 275,596 units through September, up 6.4%.

“Record September sales fueled the best-ever third-quarter results in our history,” said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. “The robust demand for SUVs continues with the strong performance of our new GLE and GLE-Coupe.”

September sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-, E- and GLE model lines. The C-Class took the top spot with 7,660 units, up 21.9% from the same month last year. The E-Class followed with September sales of 4,137, while the newly-introduced GLE rounded out the top three at 3,492, with two-month sales of 5,294.

The brand’s AMG high-performance models posted a 159.1% monthly sales increase to 1,858 units in September, while year-to-date sales climbed 28.7% to 10,217. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models hit 572 for the month and 9,269 year-to-date.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered September sales of 11,397, an increase of 31.8% compared to the same time last year, which sold 8,648 units. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO has sold 89,744 vehicles, an increase of 1.6% over the comparable period last year (88,352 vehicles).

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA Sales — September 2015

Mercedes-Benz

Passenger Vehicles

Sep-15

Sep-14

Monthly %

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

Yearly %

B-CLASS

147

65

126.2%

1,687

159

961.0%

CLA-CLASS

2,089

2,531

-17.5%

23,253

18,207

27.7%

C-CLASS

7,660

6,285

21.9%

64,535

50,170

28.6%

E-CLASS3

4,173

4,884

-14.6%

35,325

52,611

-32.9%

S-CLASS

1,956

1,909

2.5%

15,994

16,915

-5.4%

CL-CLASS

0

7

-100.0%

54

178

-69.7%

SL-CLASS

259

584

-55.7%

3,132

3,758

-16.7%

AMG GT

109

892

SLS AMG

0

8

-100.0%

27

212

-87.3%

SLK-CLASS

339

489

-30.7%

3,137

3,595

-12.7%

CLS-CLASS

299

1,100

-72.8%

4,616

6,149

-24.9%

R-CLASS2

0

0

4

7

-42.9%

M-CLASS

1,659

3,460

-52.1%

31,149

32,114

-3.0%

G-CLASS 

209

202

3.5%

2,438

2,188

11.4%

GL-CLASS

2,448

2,154

13.6%

19,329

17,728

9.0%

GLA-CLASS

2,125

991

114.4%

18,647

991

1781.6%

GLE-CLASS4

3,492

5,294

GLK-CLASS

2,056

2,646

-22.3%

20,377

28,229

-27.8%

TOTAL

29,020

27,315

6.2%

249,890

233,211

7.2%

SPRINTER1

2,317

2,208

4.9%

20,274

17,785

14.0%

smart

750

748

0.3%

5,432

8,080

-32.8%

MBUSA

Combined Total

Sep-15

Sep-14

Monthly %

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

Yearly %

GRAND TOTAL

32,087

30,271

6.0%

275,596

259,076

6.4%

1Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively. 2Model is out of production. 3Includes CY2014 CLK-Class sales. 4GLE-Class introduced in August 2015.