Based on recent sales data towards the end of 2017, Mercedes-Benz re-occupied the top position in the premium market competition United States.
This position was successfully maintained despite the sales of German premium brands fell 1.7% compared with sales volume during the first 11 months in 2016.
Until November, Mercedes-Benz sold 302,043 units of vehicles. The biggest contribution is obtained from C-Class, GLC, and GLE models.
Sales of Mercedes-AMG also rose with a 49.6% increase, to 30,116 units. The presence of 43 AMG models playing at entry level is the cause.
The second position is still filled with rivals from the same country, namely BMW. Lexus followed with thin sales figures. The German automotive brand posted 271,432 units, while Toyota Motor Co’s premium brand was close to 269,671 units.
Overall BMW’s performance fell 3.2%, while the Lexus fell 7%.
Audi is in fourth place with sales figures far adrift. Nevertheless, the brand is the only premium brand in the top sequence that posted growth with a 6.7% sales increase, to 199,534 units.
One reason is the successful Q5 and Q7 crossover sales are well received by US auto consumers.
The final result of 2017 sales could be changed. All new brands will announce their annual achievements on January 3, 2018.