Mercedes-Benz Leads The Pack On Luxury Car Global Sales

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The global sales for the month for August 2016 on luxury cars have been announced by the car manufacturers. Mercedes-Benz leads the pack with sales of 1.56 lakh units globally and witnessed an 11.8 percent increase compared to August 2015.

Mercedes-Benz Leads The Pack On Luxury Car Global Sales

Coming second and going past Audi is BMW, the German car manufacturer sold 1.45 lakh units and registered a 5 percent growth in sales. As for Audi, the company sold 1.32 lakh units and saw an overall growth of 3 percent.

Mercedes-Benz Leads The Pack On Luxury Car Global Sales

Audi's weaker sales came from markets like South America, Eastern Europe, and Middle-East which led to slipping its position to BMW. However, its individual country sales were impressive with sales growth of 8.8 percent in China, 13.2 percent in the UK and a solid 23.3 percent in Spain.

Mercedes-Benz Leads The Pack On Luxury Car Global Sales

For Mercedes-Benz the impressive sales were contributed by the new E-Class, the company sold nearly 17,000 E-Class Saloon and Estate in August 2016. As for BMW, its X range of vehicles has been performing for the automaker. The introduction of X1 worldwide has spiked the sales with 16,612 units for the entire range of X.

Mercedes-Benz Leads The Pack On Luxury Car Global Sales

The notable mention is the sales of Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover which has been upbeat with the sales of the F-Pace SUV and the new XF sedan. With the impressive sales, Jaguar could be seeing the numbers going up.

Story first published: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 13:02 [IST]
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