Jan. 18, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz unit has announced that it sold a record 198,520 vehicles, including the models of Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Maybach and AMG, in China last year, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 35%, sources reported.
In December, Mercedes-Benz unit's auto sales jumped 30% year on year to 23,230 units.
The sales of S-Class vehicles topped 31,050 units last year. Last month, the company sold 3,700 S-Class vehicles, reflecting the highest monthly level ever recorded.
The auto maker delivered 54,335 sports utility vehicles in China last year, 85% more than that in the previous year.Beijing
Benz Automotive Co Ltd, a joint venture established by Beijing
Automotive Industry Holding Company and Daimler, saw its whole sales soar 86% year on year to 93,000 units, more than its original target of 80,000 units.