Mercedes-Benz Cars and Vans delivered over 2.4 million units in 2021, despite semiconductor shortage.
Overall Mercedes-Benz Cars delivered 2,093,476 vehicles (-5.0%) between January and December.
Sales of commercial vans rose 2.6% in 2021 to 334,210 units, thanks to strong demand in the first half of 2021.
New sales records for xEVs and high-end vehicles (Maybach, AMG, G-Class) underline strategic development of sales mix.
Mercedes-Benz Cars and Vans delivered over 2.4 million vehicles between January and December of 2021, despite the semiconductor supply chain bottlenecks that nearly crumbled the entire automotive industry last year.
Deliveries of Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid and electric passenger cars reached a record 227,458 units of which 48,936 were Mercedes-EQ battery electric passenger cars (BEV). Since the EQS went on sale in August 2021, orders for the electric flagship reached 16,370.
Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG responsible for Marketing and Sales :
“In a challenging year, Maybach, AMG and G-Class vehicles posted new records. Order intake for the EQS, the longest-range EV on the market today, is very encouraging and production of the first all-electric AMG kicked off in December, starting a new chapter for our electric flagship. This strong global demand for all our brands gives Mercedes-Benz the tailwinds to accelerate into a new electric era.”
Demand for Mercedes-Benz vehicles remains unbroken as Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-AMG, and the iconic G-Class vehicles achieved new sales records in 2021.
Deliveries of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class rose by 40% to 87,064 units, with sales in China accounting for 35.5% of global demand, while sales of the G-Class surged to a new record of 41,174 vehicles and deliveries of Mercedes-AMG models reached 145,979.
Mercedes-Maybach sales increased to 15,730 units (+50.7%), boosted by China where Mercedes-Maybach cars are selling at a rate of more than 900 a month.
Mercedes-Benz passenger car sales by regions and markets
Overall Mercedes-Benz Cars delivered 2,093,476 vehicles (-5.0%) between January and December. Sales of Mercedes-Benz in the Asia-Pacific region fell to 1,009,763 (-1.6%) between January and December, reaching 758,863 units (-2%) in China.
In Europe, sales reached 696,136 (-11.2%) of which Germany accounted for 213,105 units (-25.5%) while sales in the North America region totaled 318,456 units (+0.3%) with 276,102 passenger cars delivered to customers in the USA (+0.4%).
Mercedes-Benz Vans : Sales of Commercial Vans increased in 2021
Sales of commercial vans rose 2.6% in 2021 to 334,210 units, thanks to strong demand in the first half of 2021 and from China and the United States in particular, where sales rose 11.3% and 4.8% respectively.
In Europe, Spain emerged as a strong market with deliveries up 23.2% last year. In the US, where especially the Sprinter was again one of the business drivers, 53,472 units (Sprinter and Metris) were sold.
DATE PUBLISHED: January 7, 2022