Daimler Group’s Mercedes-Benz Cars says it delivered 1,617,508 vehicles between January and September of 2021.
Worldwide deliveries were boosted by a new record demand of 592,203 (+4.0%) vehicles in China.
Sales of Mercedes in the Asia-Pacific region rose to 788,713 (+5.6%) between January and September.
Mercedes-Benz Cars delivered 1,617,508 (+3.0%) vehicles between January and September, thanks to strong demand across the portfolio for Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-AMG and for battery electric vehicles.
Deliveries were boosted by a record demand in China, which helped raise worldwide sales of the S-Class by 45% to 62,306 units during the same period.
High-end vehicles deliveries held up even in the third quarter as the semiconductor supply shortfall intensified, impacting overall production and sales.
Sales of Mercedes-Benz in the Asia-Pacific region rose to 788,713 (+5.6%) between January and September, a new record, and reached 592,203 units (+4.0%) in China.
In Europe, sales reached 528,180 (-3.5%) of which Germany accounted for 152,514 units (-20.1%), while sales in the North America region totalled 248,086 units (+8.6%) with 215,776 passenger cars delivered to customers in the USA (+9.6%).
Mercedes-Benz sold 428,361 cars world-wide in Q3 (-30.2%) as the world-wide supply shortage of certain semiconductor components affected global deliveries, especially in the month of September.
Around 23,600 S-Classes were delivered to customers in Q3 (+48.1%). The GLC SUV was again the best-selling single Mercedes-Benz model world-wide, followed by the E-Class sedan.
In the commercial sector, Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered 243,678 (+9.8%) vehicles between January and September, thanks to strong demand across the whole portfolio.
Also in Q3, commercial sales from Mercedes-Benz Vans reached a total of 83,160 Sprinter vans, Vitos, Tourer and Citans world-wide. This figure is 13.3% below the strong prior-year quarter, which was characterized by corona-related catch-up effects. But sales of the electric model of the eSprinter, eVito and eVito Tourer, were increased by 278% compared to Q3 2020.
In the first three quarters of the year, sales of hybrid and electric vehicles surged to a record 184,369 units (+142.7%). The Mercedes-Benz EQC sold 17,938 units and the EQA achieved a record 13,021 deliveries.
Overall 61,652 plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars were sold in Q3 (+34.1%) of which 19,298 were electric-only vehicles (+38.0%).
Year-to-date, deliveries of Mercedes-AMG models reached 116,394 (+30.6%), G-Class models rose to 31,637 (+29.6%) units and Mercedes-Maybach sales increased to 10,807 units (+41.8%).
Mercedes-Maybach sales also surged during the third quarter, rising 86% in large part thanks to the availability of a next generation Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.