In the first three months, Mercedes-Benz posted its strongest-selling quarter of all time and defended its top position in the premium segment. The company with the three-pointed star smoothly continued with this successful start to the year in April: 192,558 cars were delivered to customers around the world (+6.6%), more than ever before at the beginning of a second quarter. Unit sales in the first four months of the year increased to the new high of 786,862 vehicles sold with the three-pointed star (+6.2%). For 62 months in a row, Mercedes-Benz has now posted continuous growth. In several markets, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most of new registrations in April, including Germany, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Australia, USA, Mexico and Brazil.

In April, 68,129 Mercedes-Benz SUVs were sold, which is 14.0% more than in the prior-year month. The new record mainly reflects the strong demand for the GLC, which sales rose by 37.2% in April. Along with the GLC, the GLA is one of the bestselling models in the Mercedes-Benz SUV segment.