Daimler AG announces strong US sales figures

Daimler AG has reported US sales of 19,624 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 3.8 per cent compared to April 2010.

Some 19,157 passenger cars and light truck vehicles were sold last month, which represents a 5.1 per cent improvement over April 2010.

It is also the best April on record since 2008.

According to the manufacturer, the highest volume performers for the month were the E- and C-Class model lines.

"The ninth generation E-Class led the pack with sales of 5,342, up 17.9 per cent over April 2010," it said.

"The sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – continued its strong momentum with sales of 5,232, up 13.1 per cent over last year. MBUSA's versatile SUV, the M-Class, finished third in volume with monthly sales of 1,990."

Founded in 1886, Daimler AG is the 13th-largest car manufacturer and second-largest truck manufacturer in the world.

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