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Mercedes-Benz world gross sales drop 5 %, however EVs develop 90 % | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Printed On Jan 16, 2022 08:00:00 AM

Mercedes’ gross sales in 2021 had been largely affected by the semiconductor disaster.

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China lapped up the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class with near 900 items being offered every month.

Mercedes-Benz suffered a 5 % drop in world gross sales in 2021, because it was closely impacted by the semiconductor provide chain bottlenecks, which gripped the automotive business.

The German agency offered 20,93,496 autos between January and December 2021 – 70,691 items down on pandemic-hit 2020 – and was hit notably badly within the fourth quarter, when gross sales dropped by 24.7 %.

Gross sales of plug-in autos climbed considerably, although, with 2,27,458 offered, representing a development of 69.Three %. Of those, almost 99,301 had been pure-electric – a 90.Three % uptick. 

Maybach, AMG and G-Class publish report gross sales

The agency’s luxurious, efficiency and off-road sub-brands additionally recorded optimistic outcomes. “In a difficult 12 months, Maybach, AMG and G-Class autos posted new information,” stated Britta Seeger, Mercedes-Benz board member for advertising and marketing and gross sales. 

Some 15,730 Maybach fashions had been offered, largely in China, the place virtually 900 items of its ultra-luxurious tackle the S-Class had been delivered every month.

In the meantime, world gross sales of AMG fashions soared by 16.7 % to 1,45,979 items, whereas the ultra-rugged G-Class SUV discovered 41,174 properties worldwide.

Demand for EVs will increase

Orders for the EQS electrical limousine reached 16,370 since its launch in August final 12 months, Mercedes-Benz stated. As its electrical and electrified automotive line-up continues to develop, the agency anticipates it should report a unbroken decline in emissions throughout its line-up. 

Mercedes-Benz says demand was excessive within the fourth quarter of 2021, regardless of the semiconductor provide bottlenecks, and insists prospects can have their orders fulfilled. 

“Mercedes-Benz is making each effort to make sure that surging buyer orders might be fulfilled as quickly as potential,” stated Seeger. “The date when a buyer positioned an order is considered when scarce chips are allotted for automobile manufacturing. The semiconductor provide state of affairs stays risky and the scarcity is anticipated to influence the upcoming quarters when it comes to manufacturing and gross sales.”

Mercedes-Benz additionally achieved a 2.6 % rise in business automobile gross sales, with 3,34,210 items offered, credited to a rise in demand within the first half of the 12 months. Round 9,000 electrical vans had been offered for business use – double the determine of 2020.

Mercedes-Benz gross sales in India

Mercedes-Benz’s Indian arm trumped different luxurious carmakers to declare the market chief place with gross sales of 11,242 automobiles in 2021. This, nonetheless, was a 42.5 % bounce over a low base of 2020, when it offered 7,893 items.

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