Daimler AG today reported U.S. sales of 19,443 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 3.1 Percent compared to October 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported October sales of 19,076 vehicles, an increase of 4.9% for the month and up 20.1% on a year-to-date basis. 18,351 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 725 Sprinter vans are included in this total.

Impressive gains continued in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light-truck categories. The strongest performer for the month was the 9th generation E-Class with sales of 5,568, bringing the year-to-date total to 50,298 (up 53.3%). The popular and sporty C-Class followed with sales of 3,771 and the versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 2,826 for the month.

Sales at the high end continued strong with sales of the flagship S-Class up 60.4%. Also showing strong gains for the month were the CLS coupe up 47.5% and the spacious R-Class crossover up 52%. The company also sold 59 of the newly launched supercar – the SLS AMG – bringing its year-to-date sales to 415. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 184,431 new vehicles, an increase of 20.1 % over last year.

smart USA recorded 367 sales in October 2010. smart USA will showcase the 2011 smart fortwo to U.S. consumers for the first time at the LA Auto Show in November. The smart fortwo has an all-new interior for 2011, and with the addition of available state-of-the-art technology, new entertainment features, enhanced safety and two new exterior colors, it takes the urban mobility concept to a whole new level. Additionally, smart USA is preparing to start delivery of the smart fortwo electric drive to customers across the United States in the fourth quarter.

Source: Daimler AG