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Market Insight: Mercedes suffers SUV sales slump

Tough going: Mercedes-Benz’s GLC was a hot seller last year, but sales have fallen by half so far in 2017.

Mercedes passenger cars steady the ship as brand’s SUV sales take a dip

Market Insight logo17 Apr 2017

By RON HAMMERTON

- MERCEDES-BENZ’S strength in passenger car sales – particularly its traditional backbone models such as the C-Class and E-Class – has helped compensate for a 21.1 per cent slide in its SUV sales in Australia in the first quarter of 2017.

- Mercedes passenger car sales for the first three months of the year are up a healthy 22.5 per cent, to 6506 vehicles – more than its two major rivals combined – helping to lift Mercedes’ combined SUV and passenger car sales by 4.5 per cent, to 9452 vehicles.

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