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Mercedes-Benz makes a positive start to 2010

Mercedes-Benz has made a very positive start to 2010 with January sales up almost 57 per cent over last year.
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The leading German luxury auto maker retailed 1,470 new cars, SUVs, vans and trucks in Australia, well and truly exceeding its January 2009 result.

With a busy year of new-model releases ahead, local Mercedes-Benz sales are expected to grow during the course of the year. 2010 will see the introduction of a variety of fascinating sports and luxury models, including the return of a couple of motoring icons, such as the internationally famed SLS AMG “Gullwing” supercar.

"This month’s result is an indication of a good 2010," said Mr Horst von Sanden, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Australia."Customer demand for our vehicles from 2009 has certainly spilled into this year and with a number of exciting new models heading our way we expect a strong 2010."

New highly efficient turbocharged direct-injection engines figure amongst the new Mercedes-Benz models heading Australian shores this year, as do a number of other technology highlights.