Mercedes-Benz has marked over one million sales of the current C-Class range which first went on sale in 2007. The small to medium-sized sedan is reported to have been delivered to over 840,000 customers, while over 160,000 customers took delivery off the wagon model.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is said to be the company’s best-selling production series since the first model was launched in 1982. Since then the C-Class range has been delivered to over eight million customers worldwide. Accounting for 25 percent of the sales of the current model was the American market closely followed by the German and Chinese markets.
Executive vice president sales and marketing for Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr. Joachim Schmidt, said recently,
“We are therefore especially pleased that the vehicle is so popular with our customers. In June the sedan was the best-selling vehicle in its comparative class worldwide. Despite last year’s weak market environment, sales of the sedan are currently four percent higher than those of the predecessor model during the same period since its market launch. The estate has also met with an outstanding response, with deliveries increasing by 20 percent in June.”
The sales figures represent an overall increase compared to last year’s figures too, with deliveries of the sedan model rising by six percent – to 120,300 units. Wagon sales are also said to have increased compared to last year, though, a majority of the sales were made in Germany – the wagon’s best market.