Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported June sales of 18,997 vehicles, an increase of 25.4% with a 25.7% increase on a year-to-date basis.

Impressive gains were made in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light-truck categories. The strongest performer for the month was the popular C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger as well as first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – with sales of 5,563. The 9th generation E-Class also continued to exhibit strong momentum with sales of 4,865 (up 74.9%) and the versatile M-Class SUV ranked third with sales of 2,124.

The company’s flagship sedan, the S-Class, boosted sales to 1,549 – a 106.5% increase. Also showing strong gains were the sporty SLK (up 153.8 %) and the commanding G-Class (up 124.3%). The company also sold 50 of its newly launched supercar, the SLS AMG, bringing its year-to-date sales to 218.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 106,967 new vehicles, an increase of 25.7% over last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,425 vehicles in June, up 7.1% compared to June 2009 sales of 5,999 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program were 41,322 – a 6.1% increase over 2009 year-to-date sales (38,950 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

Source: Daimler AG